Thursday, August 26, 2010

The First Day of School 2010

It seems that time of year has rolled around again!!! AJ has started 3rd grade and Jay 2nd. Wow, these boys are getting so big!!

AJ was none too happy about the first day of school. You see he is a bit of a perfectionist, I have no idea where he gets that from, ahem. When tying his shoes the laces all have to be the same length, I mean the bunny ears each have to be the same length, the tails have to be the same length, all four pieces on each shoe has to be the same length! Then they have to be tucked just right into the sides of his shoe. Of course this morning he could not master this feat. Hence the sour look on his face.

He is actually hiding his shoes because he said everyone would laugh at them because they were all uneven!! Oh, if that were my biggest worry! Also any kid that has stared at another's shoes long enough to determine that the laces are all uneven, needs some more work, in my opinion:)

Jay in his futile attempt to make AJ at least crack a smirk, I believe his words were something to the effect of "That's the best you got?" There may have also been some conversation regarding the very stern looks on both their faces in the previous photo, and why they both looked like they were ready to fight!

The best of the three, please excuse the quality, I was using my phone!!

What first day trials did you have with your kids this week? Was everything a piece of cake, or crazy chaos? What do you do to help make the mornings easier?