At lunchtime, the PTSA sponsors a contest to help the kids behave. I am not sure the exact parameters, but Maggie's table was first done cleaning up and sitting quietly and her name was drawn from the table to pick a prize. Holy, lucky girl:
It's true love if I ever saw it:
Our luck continued at the back to school BBQ. Again, the PTSA sponsored a raffle. Each grade has a theme and then a basket is put together from donations for each class. I happened to have $10 in my pocket, so I figured, what the heck? the kids will think it's fun. The odds were not in favor of our 10 little tickets. But, wouldn't you know, in all the excitement little Audrey Horne's name was the first called. Ironically, she won the basket from Amos' class, so I got my donation back ;)
Little Christmas aside, the best part of full-time school is that our sleep schedule has gone back to normal. Whew. It is amazing to have kids that sleep again!
I will say, our first full weekend the kids managed to pack in all of the house destroying and snacking they missed while they were at school. They did some serious damage and it took me all of Monday and some of Tuesday to put things back together. Its so worth it though.
Ward and Audrey, or "the new class" as I like to call them, are really fun to hang out with when I can give them my full attention. It's interesting watching them learn to play just the two of them, and they're becoming great buddies. Wardie follows Audrey wherever she goes and she's happy to "guide" (read: boss) him.
So, halfway through September, so far, so good.