Today is our first day of school! I don’t know about you, but the first day of school at my house isn’t always greeted with excitement — by the kids or myself.
First Day of School 2010
There is no promise of catching up with friends not seen all summer, no new clothes to wear (because it’s still way too stinkin’ hot to wear all the cute fall clothes on sale), and new pencils and crayons can only create so much excitement in a kid, especially as they get older.
I confess, I’m very guilty of the first day of school being just the day we sit down and resume formal seat work. No fanfare. No excitement. And, honestly? That’s no fun for anyone.
This year, I’m sincerely trying to make the first day of school something a bit more fun.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.