First Day of “Real” School
I supposed that it would happen eventually, but I was NOT ready for my oldest to be in school “all day” yet! But it happened, and now our lunch table holds one less set of cutlery – which I found myself tearfully removing today. We are so used to all being home, all day, every day (we own our own business, so my husband works from home as well), it was a strange thing for one of us to be missing!
My youngest and I will have to sort out our own schedule over the coming weeks – she’s never been away from her sister for as long as she was today, not even once before in her three year old life. Thankfully she’s a good helper and loves to be cleaning, or cooking, or sitting on my lap when I’m working! I’m looking forward to spending some time with her, just like I was able to do with her sister when she wasn’t around.
I finally finished my “back to school sewing” last night. The list was not so long – just a pencil case this year! I took the “less time” route and bought her a new dress to wear for the first day. The pencil case is a “copy” of one my friend Laura posted on her Facebook shop page – I love the peekaboo plastic insert – so you can see what’s inside. I also got to make another zipper pull, this time with a covered button! I say this case is a “copy” because I just had the picture and should likely have just gotten Laura to explain how she did it. I wanted to fully line the inside and was having a hard time getting my head around the construction – might have something to do with a lot of late night sewing… This is actually my second try, the first has been relegated to an “at home” pencil case – never to be seen by anyone who knows I can sew! Do you have projects like that?!
Likely much to my teacher friend’s dismay (don’t laugh Leanne!) I followed the bus to her school, 5 minutes down the road! It was comforting to see her getting off the bus – though she tells me later she got a bit lost on the way to her class. I want so much to protect her from everything that might be scary or make her nervous. It is strange to have to let go of your kids, let them sort through life and figure out how to deal with it – just like you did when you were their age. Thankfully she is excited to go back and kept asking us “what we wanted to know about her new school” during dinner.
Here we go – ready or not – back on schedule again until next June! How was your kids’ first day of school this year?