And let's not lie. I am not going to be sad about having some quiet time every day.
There, I said it. I confess. I'm going to love it.
We also have three of my favorite teachers in the whole school this year. Stomper has Ms. Parker - she is the cutest gal whom I know from high school. She's a good friend of my younger brother and it was fun to see a familiar face when she started teaching a few years ago. But now that we have her for a teacher I'm learning just what a wonderful teacher she is. Fabulous. Organized. Funny. Playful. Strict. Yay! Bitty, for the first time ever, has a teacher who also taught Stomper. Never have they repeated teachers before, isn't that weird? Mrs. Farrell, I already know, helps these new 4th graders really apply what they spent the first years of school learning. She's great, I feel like we've been neighbors for years, I'd do anything for her, she calls me sweetie. Of course I love her! And Bundle....the lucky duck! Her teacher, Mrs. Yaeger, started teaching 3rd grade the year Stomper was in 3rd. I didn't want him with a new teacher I didn't know, and was relieved when he wasn't assigned to her class. And Stomper had a great 3rd grade year - I loved his teacher and still do. But I also saw that I was very dumb for having any doubts about Mrs. Yaeger. What a cool lady she is - another person in life I just wish I could be neighbors with. And happy for us, she switched to kindergarten last year and I was just psyched to get Bundle into her class. Three absolutely wonderful teachers, three exciting grade levels for the kids, and I will actually be able to get stuff done at home without either feeling guilty for distracting Bundle to leave me alone or having her at my heels all day.
Now I feel like a bad person. I really am going to miss her - my alone time with her is almost gone, and I'm sad! It's just that (yes I'm doing some justification here) I know she's going to love it. It's time for her, and it's time for me. I may cry a little, and I may not!