Well, the girls started school today. I just e-mailed fmh
to see how it all went. I was still there to see Hoku off, but not Malu.
Hokulani is 10 (she'll be 11 in October); she starts middle school today, and is beyond
excited. She spent the bulk of yesterday packing, unpacking and re-packing her backpack. She's got binders and notebooks and dividers and calculators and pens and pencils and even a compass! (Thanks, mightyafrodite
!) She is jazzed. She's taking a bevy of classes, including band (she'll be playing the flute) with her bestest friend, Alex. I can hear the squee-ing already. :) fmh
went through and helped her detail her school map so she can get around without getting too lost, and we figured out where her bus picks up, so I think everything will be good there.
Maluhia starts second grade today. I think she's a little afraid, as this is the first year since she's been going to school that she hasn't been going with her sister. Last night she was admanant about not going for a little while, but she seemed to finally accept it. She's going to be in the same class as her best friend who lives down the street from us. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing... Personally, I think it'll be good for Malu to be away from her sister for a bit. She's used to her sister doing things for her, and as a result, Malu has a strong dependency streak. It'll be good for her to stand on her on two feet and have to handle some things on her own.
I just hope it all goes okay for both of them.