This year I saw this adorable idea on Pinterest. Go ahead and start laughing now.
|My first day of school Pinterest FAIL!|
|First Day for 6th, 5th & 3rd grades - last week|
And this year is THE BIG YEAR for me. My baby started kindergarten today. I know it's only half day, so it's not a huge lifestyle adjustment. But it's the milestone and what it represents that moves me to tears. It means no more toddlers. I'm now the mom of big kids. Babies change overnight into kids once they start school. I've watched it with all my kids, but I've always had a baby to go home and cuddle. My kids are hilarious about it. They keep asking me if I'll be bored. What I'll do while she's at school. If I'll spend the whole time watching TV. LOL!!
I have to say I handled the day quite well. Evey was SO excited! She picked out a first day of school outfit herself when we went shopping a few days ago, and she also chose some new fingernail polish. Yesterday we had a mini-spa day. I trimmed her hair and bangs, she took a bubble bath, and we did a mani-pedi. Then she insisted I paint my nails the same as hers. She said that since it's both of our favorite color, we would both have it to "remember" each other by when she was at school. Whenever she felt nervous
|Matching nails so we wouldn't "forget each other" :)|
or scared she'd look at her nails and think of me, knowing I had my nails the same. And what I thought was super cute was that she added that I could look at my nails and not miss her too much because I'd remember to come get her. (Why do they always think we'll forget? So funny!)
At the school this morning, she was mostly proud her Dad had come. It was super special to her. I was kind of just the paparazzi.
Evermore I will love you, evermore I will stay
Ever right here to hold you, never so far away.
And though I know sometimes you go to find your way alone,
Evermore I will love you. You are ever my own.
It didn't hurt that some fabulously perceptive friends took me and another mom in the same state as myself out to breakfast to sympathize, buoy up and cajole us out of our mope! Thanks forever to this great first day of Kindergarten support group!! Love you ladies!!