We put the children in a new school this year, and they now attend school in the district where Daddy-O teaches.
It was a tough decision, but in the end one that we felt would be very beneficial in the long run, since they will now be on the same school year schedule as Daddy-O, we like and respect the administration, my children will now go to middle school in 7th grade as opposed to 6th grade, and most importantly for the long run, once they get to high school Daddy-O will be right there teaching and able to keep an eye out for mischief.
There has been much ambiguity around the house with this big change. The responses to school have been rather bi-polar in nature. At one point in the day children are excited and positive about the change, then later in the day teary because they have left good friends behind at the old school.
So today was the first day and the report was partly sunny. Some things are good, better even than the old school, other things... not so much.
Needless to say as "She Who Worries About Most Everything" I will be glad when everyone has settled in.
In the meantime please enjoy this manic portion of the bi-polar reactions that we witnessed this morning before we left for the big day.