Facebook page, you know I've been counting down to the first day of school for some time now.
In the last week or so, I gave up any efforts of trying to be a "fun mom" who plans engaging and educational activities for her children. Instead, I became a survivalist, counting down the days and hours until preschool and kindergarten time would arrive. Some of you are probably rolling your eyes at me and thinking I am a horrible person to wish for Back to School to roll around. The plain honest truth is, I am pretty much the last mother left in the blogosphere whose kids have not gone back to school yet. It's hard to be the only one!
The church where Natalie attended preschool also offers a great 1/2 day kindergarten program, which is what we signed her up for this year. Michaela Byrd will be in preschool there for the first time, two days a week. The girls were a little apprehensive yesterday morning (kindergarten is a big deal and so is going to preschool for the first time!), but excitement seems to have won out, if you can't tell from the pictures....The girls had a fabulous day at school and came home with all sorts of fun tales.
My friend Christy and I dropped our kids off and then went for coffee at Panera so we could do some planning for an upcoming MOPS event. The car seemed eerily quiet until we realized that there were no kids in the backseat fighting or asking for crackers. We paused our conversation long enough to squeal with glee.
In a few days, I will tire of the drop offs and the pick ups and the fights over school clothes and getting in the car on time. But for now, I am savoring a few quiet moments to myself, a chance to catch up with my friend, and the hopeful possibility of getting some housework done!
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