Okay, folks- in the spirit of everything schoolish, a pop quiz for you:
On Matthew's first day of public school:
A.) His attempt at using the bathroom was thwarted by the smearage of, um, solid human waste all across the top of the toilet seat in the males' bathroom.
B.) His attempt at eating lunch was thwarted TWICE and, thus, he ate nothing until he got home from school.
C.) He (and the rest of the school) spent a nice amount of time outside on the front of the school's lawn on account of another student's pulling the fire alarm (and he, thus, missed part of a class).
D.) All of the above.
On Zachary's first day of public school:
A.) He almost got on the wrong school bus (taking him to school) because the bus wasn't marked correctly for his school, so he almost ended up at the wrong Elementary school.
B.) He had no idea which food he was and was not allowed to take while in line at the cafeteria (because, evidently, some food is included in your lunch and some food isn't and some food you can only take one of and some food you can take two of and the kid ahead of him was taking TOO MUCH food and getting in trouble, and Zachary didn't want to get in trouble, too), so he ended up pretty much not eating anything.
C.) He thought he was missing the school bus home, and so when he was told it was "Last call for School Bus # ___" he ran to it, then got in trouble for running, then had to GO ALL THE WAY BACK to where he started and "practice walking" and then nearly had a panic attack because he thought the school bus left without him while he was "practicing walking."
D.) All of the above.
So we'll see how Day #2 goes, right? Except this morning, I drove Zachary to school. And this afternoon I will drive and pick him up.
But the pros are that Matthew's teachers are great, Zachary's teacher is great, and Matthew is already learning Chinese.
Here he was last night, doing his Chinese homework.
Chinese characters for Chinese homework. It's a beautiful thing.
Matthew wasn't the ONLY one to bring home Chinese homework last night:
James' stack of books was... impressively large.
And the year begins!
(p.s. - The right answer to both quiz questions is D. But you probably already knew that, didn't you?)