Back to School

It's back to school day today!

After almost 3 months of lazy days, lie ins and not much of a schedule to stick to it was time to set the alarm and get the boys out of bed again.  

It was a bit strange this morning,  it's actually the first year where I have to really use an alarm. They were always such early risers that it was never needed before,  always set but more as a back up in the unlikely event of us sleeping in.   Towards the end of the school year I did have to wake Leo a couple of days,  but it was mainly due to his reluctance to get moving than sleepiness. 

But for the first time, we have had a school holiday where the boys haven't been up at the crack of dawn,  in fact their average getting up time was between 8am and 9am.  Something I'd never have been able to imagine in the days of broken sleep and 5am starts.

Of course it's good but it meant I felt like I was getting up in the middle of the night when me alarm went off at 6:30 this morning.  Luckily it is light by then (and there is only a very short period of the year where it isn't light at that time) as that would make it so much harder,    I'm not sure I'd ever be able to drag myself out of bed in the UK these days!

It's been a long time since I took a photo like this,   and I couldn't resist this morning. 

It went surprisingly well, both the boys were happy enough.   Leo wasn't too impressed about having to wear socks but I can't say I blame him,   it's still too hot for me to be thinking about wearing them myself. 

Leo went happily into the 3rd grade,  unsure of where his classroom would be, or who is teacher is but happy enough to go in on his own and find his friends and wait to find out. 

Louka is doing his 2nd year of Prodimodiki (pre-primary) and has a new teacher and change of classroom.   He went in quite happily too, which I was pleased about but also a little surprised.    I hope he forgets that he 'doesn't talk to teachers'   and starts talking to people before it becomes a habit to be quiet again!

Of course,  Louka refused to stand for a picture, and Leo as always was more than happy to pose by the door.  I wasn't going to push it with Louka, trying to keep him in a good mood was the aim of the game.   I tried to get a sneaky shot as we left but he spotted the phone in my hand and turned round!


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