Tuesday, September 4, 2007

First Day of School - buzz, buzz, buzz

This year the first day of school was brought to you by....

The Mosquitoes.

I have never seen so many mosquitoes in my life. Evidently, having two weeks of torrential rain and flooding followed by warm, sunny beautiful weather is just the recipe for a bumper crop of the little buggers.

Because of a brand new bus schedule, we ended up being outside for 35 minutes waiting for the bus. Son D. now looks like he has the chicken pox. The bug spray? Not so effective.

Inside the elementary school, there were children, teachers, parents, school supplies, signs welcoming the children....and.....MOSQUITOES. Hundreds of them, flying around.

I've never seen anything like it. I wonder if they mosquitoes will participate in circle time? I imagine that art class with mosquitoes might be interesting. They might add a new tone to music class, I would guess.

Overall, the first day went very well. Daughter D has a wonderful teacher who didn't think it was silly at all when D. burst into tears at the thought of spending 5 *whole hours* without her brother. (They've been together all summer, it's going to be a tough transition for her.) Other siblings fight like cats and dogs. Mine - they burst into tears at the prospect of being apart. I'm not sure which is better.

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LisaS said...

(listening to the distant sounds of an argument at the back of the house) beleive me, your situation is a gift from God. enjoy every day of it.

and the mosquitoes ... yeach.

Diva Mom Vicki said...

They both look so big! Gosh, they grow up fast.

Mosquitoes... gross! One of the few perks about desert living. No flying bugs.

(But don't get me started on the scorpions and black widows...)

K said...

don't get me wrong - they bicker all the time. They just seem to prefer each others' company to anyone else in the world and really miss each other when apart.