Our high school eased the students from summer haze to school days over the span of two weeks with half days, all school picnic, Labor Day, back to school night and a retreat! Considering my starting-school-in-August-is-akin-to-heresy-mentality, this more relaxed start to September helped ease me into the back to school mode. In fact, so much so, that I really didn't feel the full force of our fall schedule kick in til almost mid-September!
|Cupcake wearing same dress Darlin' did for first day of preschool!|
Cupcake enjoys going to school and playing with her new friends ("fans" as she calls them!) The first day she told me that she cried because she missed me and that a boy got time out. I inquired of the teacher to find out that neither episode had occurred. We had a good laugh over her creative imagination (aka, lying!) The teacher indicated that she plays well with others and enjoys telling all kinds of stories (translation: she talks a lot!) She has already come face to face with the green eyed monster, when she came home from preschool talking non-stop about another little girl's back pack with two princesses on it. Cupcake promptly found her princess back pack, proceeded to throw it and scream about how she wanted the back pack with two princesses on it and hers only had one...mind you she had brought her Minnie Mouse back pack to school. As she was throwing her back pack fit, I asked, "What's your problem?!" to which Darlin' retorted, "Envy, Mom. It's envy!" Welcome to preschool.
|Traditional first day of school picture!|
Darlin' started out her Junior year driving everyone to school, under the watchful eye of her drivin' instructor, Dad. I watched prayerfully as she backed very slowly down the drive way and drove out of our development. Then I waited anxiously til I could call Hubby to confirm the safe arrival of all our precious cargo at school! After the first half day of school, I thought we would be in for a tough tear-filled year with Darlin'. She came home that day so overwhelmed at the prospect of taking three Advanced Placement classes and I wondered if it had been the right decision. Since then, she has masterfully accomplished all her work, managing her time quite well and doing so without the tear-filled panic I had imagined.
Each and every milestone my kids hit is what make My Mid-Life Motherhood memories something to cherish. They certainly keep me entertained from princess back pack to drivers permit and everything in between...it's sure to be a memorable school year!
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