So, as I said, Thursday was the first day of school. I got up at the crack of dawn and put on makeup and stuff (that almost never happens before school), made a big breakfast and rushed around to get everyone ready for school. We dropped off my big boy at his school and he went in all by himself. I was so proud of what a big boy he was. Then we dropped off my 12 year old at her school and off she went to start the 7th grade. Then, we were off to take L to his first day of Kindergarten. We walked into his classroom and talked to his teacher for a few minutes and L refused to let go of our hands. He knew what was coming and he was NOT happy about it. When we finally did head for the door, he started screaming. I didn't cry until I heard him, and then I lost it. I cried off and on all day. Poor E was lost without her brothers and sister. She kept asking if we could go get them. The second day of school went much smoother. No crying, well at least not for L.
Everything went smooth except for the picking up. All three kids go to different schools. J gets out at the same time as L. Thursday I got to J's school 45 minutes before the bell rang so I could pick him up and rush to get L. I made it to the pickup spot right before the buses were about to turn in (if the buses are in the parking lot, they won't let you in). Friday, the guy directing traffic refused to let me in the parking lot where I pick up my son. He yelled at me and told me to go to the other parking lot. I tried to explain that I had a "special education child" to pick up and I had to pick him up at this parking lot (the other elementary kids are picked up in another parking lot at the front of the school). He still refused to let me in and I just LOST IT! I pulled over on the side of the road and cried trying to decide what to do. I was so frustrated. I could see my child 30 yards from me, but I couldn't get to him. I was so angry. This guy was three times my size, but I was so angry I think I could've taken him. I got out of the car and walked up to get L. His teacher said, "He had a really good day today. No crying at all." Then she looked up to see tears rolling down my cheeks. I could not stop crying. I know she thought I was completely NUTS. So, as it stands now, I can't physically be in two places at once at pickup time. I'll keep trying and hopefully the traffic will get better this week. But, I swear if that man yells at me again...I'll...I'll...I'll cry some more and hopefull he'll feel really bad. I'm so tough, I know.
Wanna see our awesome back to school picture?
Nice, huh? They refused to cooperate with me. UGH!
So, here's hoping we have a better week this week.
Later this week, I'll be sharing about this: