Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day Oranges

I am co-opting the color orange. I feel like there should be a color to describe the opposite of having "the blues." I have decided having "the oranges" means exactly the opposite of having "the blues." Enough of the quotation marks; so let it be written, so let it be heard.

Today was one of my favorite first days yet! I picked everyone up at separate times thanks to 3 different pick up times and it was fantastic!! Everyone was able to share their excitement, stories, and triumphs without having to wait for a brother to finish a sentence or fight to get a word in edgewise. It was divine. I highly recommend it to all of you who have picked up everyone in the same van at the same time and have trouble saying "that's awesome!" 42 different times and in 18 directions and not really being able to attend to any of them.

We are still on a high from our first day oranges and hope they last through tomorrow.

(Not convinced this whole "oranges" thing is going to work after re-reading...but we'll give it a go!)


MomSchwartz said...

I love the idea of the "oranges". I'm glad things went so well on "the first day".

Lauren in GA said...

I love it. I love the first day oranges concept.

It really does sound blissful that you got to hear each and every child tell you things seperately. That really is divine.

Bob and Joan said...

(Bob here so don't blame this on Joan)
I loved your post on the first day of school and I like the idea of having the "oranges". It made me so happy that I want to say:


Nita said...

I love "the oranges". It is so you! And I remember picking up the three boys at three different times from three different schools. Spending one-on-one time with each of them is so special. Keep up with your new term, "the oranges"!