U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-25-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
3,111 posts, read 8,696,237 times
Reputation: 2043

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Camper1 View Post
My baby started collage today!! I think it was harder than kindergarten. At this age they have one foot in the real world and one foot at home. Even thou she has worked for over a year this is different somehow. It's so hard not to grab her by the ankle and try to pull her back, but you know it's got to happen. It's best to just let them fly. I guess the hardest part is not planing AROUND them anymore. She has her own schedule . sigh........

Oh camper, I can only imagine. I am NOT looking forward to the first day of college. Why do they have to grow up so fast??!!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:08 AM
 
905 posts, read 2,763,592 times
Reputation: 610
Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire View Post
Yeah, well, my dh "forgot" to take a pic this morning. Yeah, we can do it tomorrow morning, but it's not the same and he knows it. It's his first day of middle school--and I'm still drying the tears from 5th grade graduation.
Sounds like something my DH would do. Take one this afternoon or tonight instead. LOL make them put on the clothes they wore to school if they have already changed and just grab the stuff they had when they left - back packs, etc, stage them somewhere and snap the picture. If nothing else, it would make an interesting scrapbook page!

The day Dad forgot to take the infamous "First Day of School Photo"

You could even add a photo of yourself looking very, ah, shall we say, perturbed at DH?

Anyway, I took mine this morning. It was the first time they haven't worn uniforms, so it didn't look very 'back to schoolish'. At least my son had on his school spirit shirt.

The school run went find this morning. I took my daughter to the HS about 8:15, and all went just fine. I still have the afternoon pickup to worry about, just hope we don't have a monsoon today!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
13,806 posts, read 27,681,731 times
Reputation: 4016
has traffic been as bad as normal? or are gas prices making the bus a better option? I saw some video on the news this morning and it looked like very little vehicular traffic, which is a good thing for those of us that go to work..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,222 posts, read 4,379,270 times
Reputation: 547
My youngest Son went off to Texas State last week !!! we are now child free seems very odd at the moment.
But the fridge is keeping food in it for the first time ever
Did take a first day pic when he left
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
95 posts, read 397,432 times
Reputation: 50
We got them to school... that was the toughie. Didn't know what the heck we were doing with drop-off lines so it took a whole lot longer than it should have, but both arrived at their respective schools nervous but ready to get today over with and move on.
Ahhh... new schools are SO tough and ours are transitioning from a teeny-tiny-middle-of-nowhere-Europe-American school with 175 kids to gi-norm-o mega schools. That's a bit intimidating for all of us. They're such troopers! I'm so proud of them! And me...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,532 posts, read 3,497,369 times
Reputation: 644
I took my little guy to Pre-K today and was a bit weepy. I know, it's only 1/2 a day, but he looks so small carrying such a big bag and he was so excited. I know it's good, but it's still hard leaving your baby in such a big place. I'm sure this will only last a short time, then...in a couple of weeks, afternoon pre-school will look pretty good to this mama! Am I right???
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
13,806 posts, read 27,681,731 times
Reputation: 4016
awww, I'm almost getting nostalgic reading all these posts.

almost being the key word..

I'm glad I did my part and both of them are beyond the school days. now I just need the older one to leave the nest.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 05:47 PM
 
3,468 posts, read 8,094,009 times
Reputation: 1618
Just finished 3 HOURS of filling out all the necessary "forms" that the teachers sent home today!!! Ugh!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
269 posts, read 696,344 times
Reputation: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by rd2007 View Post
awww, I'm almost getting nostalgic reading all these posts.

almost being the key word..

I'm glad I did my part and both of them are beyond the school days. now I just need the older one to leave the nest.

my sentiments exactly, though this nest IS empty and will remain on the no vacancy list!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: in my mind
2,745 posts, read 13,695,642 times
Reputation: 1624
Well, I am always a bit bummed when school starts. Call me weird, but I generally enjoy summers hanging with the kids and we like to sleep in. I don't look forward to having to get up sooooo very early and I do miss them when school starts.

This year the 5 year old is starting kinder (no pre-k before this)... it's stressful but her teacher, while a newbie, seems VERY nice and her room looks so fun. I'd like to be there all day, it's so cheery! The boys are going into 5th and 11th grades.

We ended up not getting all the supplies, some things we just can NOT find so we've got the basics but still need a kinder nap mat and some pocket folders with brads. We're really worried about the 5 yo and school... she has a lot of "issues". I'm just glad there's a school psychologist on staff this year and the school nurse is a friend of the family, and there's only 12 kids in her class. So we're crossing our fingers it will all go okay and we won't get any bad reports from the teacher any time soon.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top