As if I needed another reminder that Bren starts school in 35 days,
my favorite designer Lisa sent this back to school themed set to us to model this week.
Isn't it adorable?!
Bren is beyond excited to be a big kindergartener.
I'm sure the excitement will only increase
as we go school supply shopping for all the essentials a rookie scholar needs.
Well, I am, but I'm not.
It depends on the day.
I'm sure that many of you mom's who have sent your last ones off to school
can relate to the mix of emotions.
It's a dizzying blend of joy,
pride, fear, relief, regret,
anticipation and expectation
with a splash of worry.
Do you think they will let me go with her the first day of school?
Nah....that would be overkill, huh?
it's a very good thing that we get to ease into this transition slowly for my sake.
Washington only offers half day Kindergarten tuition free.
So she'll only go for three hours a day.
That's hardly enough time to get home,
edit a few photos,
do a few dishes,
scrub a few bathrooms
and fold a load of laundry or two.
I'll be fine.
in 35 days
I'll put on a really big smile, choke down the tears, chide myself for even thinking of crying, choke them down again and lose myself in the excitement of this milestone.
I'll try to keep myself from breaking into a tearful rendition of "I Hope You Dance" as I walk Bren to her classroom for the very first time promoting my very last baby to the ranks of (gulp) elementary school child.
Geesh, and you wonder where Bren gets her drama?!