He's about to start first grade. Elementary school....for the realz! He's jabbering about it constantly..."mom, when I'm in first grade..."
He's made the long journey of baby, to toddler, to little boy to....first grader. But for some reason, the kid still SUCKS at getting ready for school.
Here's how our day goes, almost every day.
Me - Jack, you need to put your shoes on and get your backpack. We have to motor in ten minutes.
Jack - OKAY, mom. You don't need to tell me that EVERY DAY! I know what to do!
Me - *sigh* Okay whatevs.
15 minutes goes by........................
Me - Jack? Do you have your shoes on?
Jack - No.
Me - Why not? We gotta go!
Jack - MOM! You didn't give me enough time! Why didn't you tell me earlier that this!!!!??
Me - Ummm, I did....15 minutes ago. Hurry up, we're going to be late.
Jack - I cant do everything by myself!!! I need you to tell me things! I cant remember everything by myself!!
5 minutes later.......
Me - Do you have your backpack?
Jack - No!
Me - And why not?
Jack - I'm still getting my shoes on!
Me - (swears under my breath...for the love of god....)