Wednesday, September 8, 2010

first day recap

after i laid georgia down last night i began preparing for today. clean clothes and new shoes were out and ready to be worn...

her bag was packed...notecards for teacher were printed...and sugar cookies were made for the teddy bear picnic that would take place today...

and as always morning came and we slowly got ourselves together. but this morning we both decided that blueberry 'piley face' pancakes were a better option than plain ones...
and because it was a school day {and it's much better with distraction} she had her breakfast at her table and watched signing times and i sat on the couch behind her and worked those curls into perfect puffs....

then it was time. we dressed. and posed. and talked about all the fun things the day would hold. and as i took this picture i realized that she had grown 2 years and 2 feet since yesterday. strange how that happens huh?...and then i decided that in case i didn't tell her enough times this morning how much i love her, i'd better write her a note. so i ditched the name tag in her lunch box and instead opted for a note. maybe her teacher read it to her...maybe not...but even though she can't read it she knows my handwriting and when she opened her lunch sack today she saw it. literate or not, she knows what it said...and then we were off....
i've been telling her for weeks that there are no paci's at big girl school. and i fully expected to enforce it when the time came. but the time is here. when she walked in today she asked for her paci. and without a second thought, i gave it to her. she won't be this small forever and i'll have plenty of time to help her find other things to comfort her, but until then i'll let her have it...
in fact if i hadn't dropped the paci habit 30 years ago i might have needed one today too for a little comfort. but we both made it and now we're together again which feels right. and i'm sure all you moms agree that the feeling of leaving your children never feels right. its always a struggle. even for 4 hours a few times a week. so when she wakes up from her nap we're having kool-aid and cookies and we're going to talk about our day and all the fun it held. then we'll spend some time wonder ing how in the world we're going to do it again tomorrow...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written. Beautiful Post from a Beautiful person! I loved it...

Cindy

Ford Family said...

Sweet! Sweet!!

islandfairy said...

she really is the sweetest and you're a great mum. glad it went well!

Adrianna said...

This is so sweet Heather. I love the last paragraph especially!
Adrianna

alisa said...

p.r.e.c.i.o.u.s.
what else can i say :)