2014-2015 First Day of School

What!? Yep, it’s that time again. Back-to-school time! Honestly, I don’t think I was quite ready. And neither were my kiddos. We were knee-deep into summer, and enjoying all of the lazy, fun-filled, play-date filled, marshmallow roasting days.

And now I can’t believe I have kindergartener, 3rd grader, 5th grader, and *sigh* a 6th grader…a.k.a. middle school! Say WHAT!?

That tall girl in the middle is only a few inches shy of being the same height as me. She already steals my shoes. When did that happen? Last time I looked she was 4 and starting preschool.

Please hold while I have a small melt down…

I’ve been in denial for a few months now.


Thank you for understanding, I know you can relate.

So…what happened to summer you ask?

Who knows.

It’s eluded me, and most every one else I’ve talked to too!

But, I find the best way to start school back up, is…in the words of Nike…Just do it.



Did I feel like starting? Um, no.

Did I have a huge headache that day? Um, yes!

Did I think about postponing day 1? Definitely YES!



Did the kids feel like starting? Definitely not. Except Tinker Bell, but she’s one of those crazy kids who actually like school!

Did the day go perfectly? NO! I like to refer to day 1 as organized chaos.



But you know what? Overall it wasn’t so bad, especially for a first day with new curriculum, four excited kids who wanted to do everything right away, and one tired mama!

And you know what else? It’s over, day 1. DONE!



I always think starting is the hardest part. But once you get going,  you get back into your homeschool groove, and the days roll by.

So if you’ve been procrastinating, pull yourself up by the boot-straps, and dig in homeschooler!

There’s no time like the present.

And just think…the earlier you start, the earlier you’ll be done!

I plan to get up at 5am tomorrow and call the kids out of bed like a drill sergeant.

Because I feel like hitting the pool a few more times before summers over.

Don’t tell them though.

I want it to be a surprise ;o)


Happy back-to-school y’all!


  • Dawn August 20, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I agree! We were not really ready when it came time to get going. However, we found our groove and are on our way. Love the pictures.
    Blessings, Dawn

  • Theresa August 20, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Oh my! Where is the baby in pig tails? I can’t believe how time is flying by, goodness. Have a great year Ericia.

  • Lee Scott August 20, 2014 at 7:18 am

    We start next Monday, and I am not ready either. The kids don’t want to go back, I don’t want to go back, but we will do it anyway. I am busy having a mini meltdown too. My oldest is starting 5th grade and just had his birthday and I can’t believe he got this big!

  • Tiffany August 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

    My oldest is in 6th grade, too and I’m really having a hard time with it! 😉 We weren’t ready for the first day, but we’re slowly getting into a groove and I’m sure in a couple of weeks we’ll be working like clock work again! Glad you had a good first day! =)

  • Carrie August 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Yep….procrastination city over here 😉 Feeling overwhelmed and completely disorganized…ugh! Next week, ready or not, here we come. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah August 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I had a major headache on day 1 too! What’s up with that? Totally considered putting it off. So glad that I didn’t. Happy back to school Erica!

  • Jade Benny August 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Time goes so fly,back to school again. We were not really ready when it came time to get going. Especially my children not excited to go to school.

  • Sara August 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    This is my first year homeschooling and I have a 1st grader and toddler so I was totally excited to begin! We are in our 2nd week and so far so good. I thank you so much for this blog…it has been a wealth of knowledge for me starting out. I guess I am still in the homeschool honeymoon phase check back with me next year. 😉


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