Back to School 2016 // Take Two

The very day our boys had their “First day of school” and most notably our youngest embarked on his Kindergarten journey, we received notice they were accepted to a charter school 23 minutes away. Hmmm. What to do? What to do? The emotional trauma of starting school twice in two weeks, the being completely NEW all over again, the nagging question of educational benefits, and of course the biggest issue, the driving 23 minutes each way, twice a day and sometimes roundtrip both times. If the boys hadn’t been waitlisted, we’d have likely moved closer to the school when our lease was up earlier this Summer, buuut now….and we had one day literally to decide if we would take the two spots.

I consulted my team of experts, the Island Besties, Hubby and I discussed it at length, visited the school to meet with the principal, get the tour and meet the teachers and even ran the idea by both boys (great idea Sandra!). Brendon shed a few tears at not seeing his best friend, but overall they weren’t opposed to the idea. For me, I’m torn moving them to a new school yet again, since that is a big part of why we wanted to be done with our military life. There is a special bond of childhood friends who grow up together that can remain until adulthood – ask me how I know!

back to school boys

The school boys, last week.

The decision was made and all parties involved notified. The great adventure awaits! I give you Back to School // Take Two:

brendon first day

First day of first school

Brendon our big 2nd Grader. Loves to laugh and talk; reminds me often of a young Jim Carey, his mom and his maternal grandfather (when he’s busy getting into trouble, of course). Hopes and dreams for the school year: Making Friends.

john first day

Kindergarten take one. After we took the photos John told me he wanted to be a Police Officer when he grows up.

John, starting his official school boy career with his debut role as a Kindergartener!!! Super exciting for his parents, even if he’s not too sure about it. A shy, stubborn fella with a gentle soul. A mini to his father in so many ways, yet the jury is still out on his love of Soccer. He said he wanted to ask several times on his first day if he could “go home”, but he was brave and didn’t ask. Goal for the year: Make friends. 

mom and boys

Back to School Sorbetto Tank

And the last of Summer Sorbetto Tank Series: My Back to School Sorbetto. I fixed the pocket location, raised the neckline slightly on the front and back and also added this little collar. It didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned it, but I’d say it’s a success. Brendon told me it looked like something a teacher would wear. Definitely a win for Back to School!

Double take

Back to School Boys at their new school. They were very nervous, but had a great day. Now to see if John makes a break for it on day two…

 

One thought on “Back to School 2016 // Take Two

  1. So happy for my boys. Love your top, the color and style. Life is so full of adventure, just when you think you have everything in place, it changes.

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