Tuesday, August 12, 2008

....And Yet They're So Similar!

Well, today was the first day of school! DS started 5th grade and DD started 1st grade, making it the first year DD has been in school all day (eating lunch at school, riding home on the bus, etc). When they returned home from school, getting off of the bus, I discovered how very similar my children are in one particular way: DD got off of the bus without either her backpack or her lunch box. She left the backpack on the bus (luckily we realized it before the bus left the bus stop so she was able to retrieve it immediately) and left her lunch box in the cafeteria at school (so we had to head back over to school to get it......making me so glad yet again that we live only 1/2 mile away!). Now to understand how this makes my children similar.....I cannot count the number of times DS has left his backpack/lunch box/homework at school in the past 5 years, requiring a trip over to the school to retrieve them. And now, on the very FIRST day of FIRST grade, DD has done the same thing! So much for saving gas by having the kids ride the bus. Must be something genetic.......wonder if I can get by with blaming it on DH.....ummm, probably not since my Mom would surely remind me of the times I myself left my own stuff at school waaaaay back when I was in elementary school!

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