Soooo, it’s been a WHILE. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to write, it’s just that I haven’t found the time to do it. I have lots to catch everybody up on, er, by everybody I mean the grandparents who are my readers, and really I guess you all already know what we’ve been up to. But that won’t stop me from expressing myself!
I felt the urge to write because Elly had her first day of school in the 4-year-old class today. Yes, she turned 4 but more about that some other time. She is just WAY too close for comfort to kindergarten people. I felt more anxious than I’ve felt in a while as I was driving her to school today. I was worried for her since she was going to be walking into a new classroom with lots of unknowns…and let’s face it, I was worried about me being able to handle saying goodbye graciously. She’s been hesitant about going to school all summer and this morning was no exception despite all our best efforts to talk it up as much as possible. She probably got tired of our extreme enthusiasm anytime school was brought up. “Oh SCHOOL, YOU WILL LOVE IT, IT WILL BE SO FUN, SO GREAT, EVEN BETTER THAN DISNEY WORLD AND CHRISTMAS COMBINED!!!!”
She said her stomach hurt as we were walking up, then she got teary when it was time for Jamie and I to leave. Her teacher came right over and I was encouraged to keep walking…I know that was the right thing to do, and that’s what I did, but that urge to run back and scoop up your baby is a strong one! I had my sweet boy Miles to focus on over the next several hours and he kept me more than occupied during our errands, boy it’s hard picking up a tantruming 22 month old who doesn’t want to leave the toy store. I could hardly blame him though.
When we picked Elly up she was smiling and said she liked school and was excited to come back tomorrow! Success! I know school is an important thing and I strongly believe in a good education for my kids, after all, Elly just told me today she wants to be a doctor, a dentist, in a marching band, and a Mom when she grows up. Even though school’s important, it doesn’t mean I won’t miss my babes while they’re there!