Oh, Blogland. It's been awhile.
This might just be the longest stretch I've gone without blogging, and honestly, I'm not sure what came over me. I didn't intend to take a big, fat blogging break (or I might've said something), and I'll likely pay for it in terms of readership, but sometimes you just have to get out of the desk chair that makes your back hurt and into the world of real life...
Our real life world put us right back where we started...school days. I cannot believe summer is over, but this morning I sent my two oldest out the door dressed in new uniforms and ready to start a new year.
I wasn't thinking much of it as tomorrow is the first day of kindergarten for my youngest (translation: I'll have several uninterrupted hours during the day starting Wednesday. I'll pretend I'm not really stinking excited about that so you don't think I'm a heartless mom...)
But on the way to school, Ethan told me he was really nervous for fourth grade.
Suddenly, my heart dropped and I realized I hadn't done much probing to find out how he was feeling about changing classes for the first year or being in the enrichment program (which is more challenging) or being in a new school building.
And even though I know they'll do just fine and fit right in, there's that part of me that wishes I could keep them home with me a little while longer.
Oh, they're ready for structure again (and so am I!) and they're ready to get back to learning... but I do miss them when they're gone.
Especially now that we know Sophia's actually a pretty funny kid. (Who knew?!)
She's more like me than Adam, so the silly side of her never really came out until recently.
Perhaps it was the silly part she played in Hercules.
Or the discovery of Miranda Sings.
She does a ridiculous impression of Miranda, her new hero.
This makes for interesting pre-school photo-taking.
I'm excited to see what 7th grade brings for her.
And what fourth grade brings for this guy:
And what silence brings for a not-quite-sentimental-enough mom.
I know. Tomorrow I might feel differently dropping Sam off at Kindergarten, but for now, I'm going to go do something uninterrupted.
Like watch Gossip Girl. Or fold clothes. Or paint. Or rearrange furniture. Or eat bon bons.
Ah...the possibilities are endless.
Happy First Day of School to me!