Hooray!! Oh wait. Oh crap!! I always loved the first day of school as a kid and then as an adult parent. But this year I look forward to it with anticipation and anxiety of the new things to come. Tomorrow marks the first day of school for the kiddos and for me. As most of you know, I took a new position this year as a school nurse. School nursing isn't new to me by any stretch, but school nursing in TX at a Pre-K-2 is a little nerve racking. For instance, after visiting my sister schools' offices I realized that I must have a theme for my office complete with decorations and bulletin boards. Shoot. Also, I am supposed to send letters out to parents, be excluding students from enrollment for immunization delinquencies and have already received doctor's permission to treat certain students at school. I am so not ready. Yesterday I made a small dent by deciding to theme the Nurse's Office this year "The Dog House." It will be decorated in all things dog. Brian and I took a trip to IKEA to solidify this with the purchase of three stuffed dogs, three plastic dog bowls, some dog tail hooks for jackets and such, and one very adorable basset hound poster. I am still way behind. Also, I haven't even picked out my first day of school clothes. I have so much to do.
On a fun note, this is how Jacob is starting first grade. The picture makes him look way more awkward than he really is, but it was too funny not to post.