Well, everyone, another school year has come. The boys, ahem, Mikhail starts school on Friday. Nick was lucky enough to be in middle school where the 6th graders go to school the first day but everyone else goes the following day, which in this case, is the following Tuesday due to Labor Day.

We got the boys’ schedules on Wednesday.

Mikhail found out he does not have a class with his new best friend. That was a disappointment to him. We found out very little about his teacher. She’s an old bag that is known to be not very nice and kinda strict. Just what Mikhail needs, *insert eye roll here*. He will have to step up his game and stay on top of his homework this year. I will have to stay on top of checking his backpack, notes, folders, etc. I will also have to be diligent on signing off his reading chart and hopefully adhering to it this year. Today, I felt a little generous and bought him a new game for the Xbox with the promise of coming home, doing his homework before I’m even home from work, and just doing what is required of him. We also learned this particular teacher doesn’t play nice with other teachers so he will not be participating in PLEX learning this year. Which is unfortunate, I would have liked to see him with other 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students all within one learning environment. We have a promise of a new school year ahead of us, with the promise of a new year, comes the promise of good grades, good behavior, and good participation.

As for Nick, he is pleased with his teachers this year as well. He found out his math teacher and nearly jumped out of his seat in excitement. He said he is known to be the coolest teacher according to all students and other teachers. A math teacher he actually likes? He’s definitely due for that. His science teacher is younger, as well as his language arts teacher. He will hopefully have a great final year at his school this year. He completed last year with almost all 3’s across the report card, minus the 2’s from his least favorite teacher. Equipped with his trustworthy ADHD medication, he should be able to move mountains this year.

Me? I’m ready for the new year. I’m ready to get back on a schedule and routine. I know Mikhail is ready for that too. He has missed school dearly. He is counting down the days until he is back to the books. Even if it does mean waking up early, getting ready for school in the wee hours of the morning, and going. Hopefully, the glimpse of what life is like at home all day long remains fresh in his mind for a good long while so we don’t have days where he’s fighting not to go. Then again, knowing I have a job now and unable to stay home with him makes that a little easier.

A new year means new beginnings. I am hopeful that we all do well this year.

I just wanted to come and write. I haven’t been doing a very good job with blogging lately and I noticed all I talk about is work. I’d like to come back here and write about more. I’d like to document my life more often with you. More so because I find myself looking at my blog posts from as early as 2006, reading about my life back then, wondering how things went and what I truly had to say about the outcome of what life was dishing out at me. I found a lot of breaks in my writing that I wish I would have written more.

While this blog is not private, I do not advertise it’s existence either. I welcome readers to comment and follow me along with my journey that I call life. Some day I’ll worry less about who will find this. I don’t write discriminating things anymore like I used to. I just write to write. I write about my life and my opinions about how things are going. I guess I shouldn’t be scared of people finding this anymore because, to be honest, there’s nothing to hide from or be scared of.

So, welcome readers! Feel free to leave a comment below. If you have a blog and update regularly, I’d love to read along and join you on your journey also.

written on at 4:45 pm || Filed under: Ohana, Parenting

2 Responses to “Another School Year”

  1. Sheri says:

    My boys started last week with mixed reviews. The kindergartener “hates” school, and we think it may be because he’s bored. All the boys are ahead of their grade because they were in a special school for gifted kids in AZ. Also, they’re a bit different, being city boys in a very rural environment. Hopefully there won’t be too many problems. I’m glad they’re finally in school because since they take the bus, they don’t get home until after 4…phew!

    I’m glad you’re thinking about writing more often, I like reading your posts.

    • Nikkole says:

      Are your grand kids living by you now? I may have missed something. I hope they have good school years and adjust to the grade levels that they’re in in their new schools.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading. I appreciate your comments. I don’t have many if any readers on here so it’s nice to see someone write to my posts. Makes me feel like I’m not doing it for anything then.

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