It was an exciting morning in our home today. First day back to school!! Bookbags were stuffed, lunches were packed and hearts were beating in anticipation of being one grade older. Especially our youngest – it was his first day of kindergarden!!!! Poor Pippi was caught up in the excitement – she thought we were all going somewhere together. Her heart was broken when the kids left.
[I know it looks weird, but Pom Pom was fine - she was holding up his face]
Capturing two varmints and three kids in a shot had its challenges, as you can see. Youngest considered fighting to the death just to get to hold Pom Pom.
It was a scrap at first, but they worked it out.
Then Pip got a little too enthusiastic. This did not work out well for Pom Pom.
WHY ONLY THREE KIDS IN THE PIC?
Our oldest is in his first year of middle school and has to leave earlier. He is attending the school he’s been dreaming of since the first day we moved here. Seaside Neighborhood School. It’s on the beach. It’s creative. It’s challenging. And among many other wonderful classes, it offers a robotics program which delights our child to no end. He was so excited to be there that he woke up at the crack of dawn and could hardly wait until 7:15 to leave.
He gets to ride his bike to school every day. Can you believe how tall he is getting?
Thoughts on motherhood…
It’s funny, my youngest went to kindergarden today and oldest went to middle school. These are big transitions. Yet I didn’t shed one tear. I felt pure excitement to see my brood growing and having the opportunity to get to the next level in their lives. In a way I feel guilty for not being a boo-hoo mommy, but maybe it’s because I just get so caught up in the joy of seeing my children gain independence and confidence in new situations. I actually like it. I guess every Mom responds to change in their own way. And being yourself is the very thing I encourage my little ones [and not so little ones] to be.
I would love for you to share your thoughts on how YOU feel on the first day of school. Whether you’re a mom, dad, student, bonus-mom or dad, grandparent, you name it. Do tell.
P.S. I know I’m so behind on the Boston post, the hair post and The Help review. Promise I will get to it ALL! It has been ONE BUSY summer, lots of action going on behind the scenes. So thank you again for your patience!!!