Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Day



Today was my kiddos first day of school...Every year I go through this...the heartache and worry, missing them, and wondering if they'll remember all of the fun times we had and not me yelling for the umpteenth time to turn off the t.v. and video games and go outside!!...only this year was the HARDEST yet......Cubby went to kindergarten. I started crying when he graduated from pre-school in May and the tears have been leaking ever since. The big kids got on the bus at 6:43 a.m. and of course there are no more "off to school" pictures for them....so I had Chip run out to the sidwalk and sneak this one of them getting on the bus.

Cubby goes to afternoon kindergarten so we spent the beautiful morning playing frisbee and riding his bike. We had lunch and then headed up to his school. We got there an HOUR early!!!! I knew I wanted to take some pictures.....of course, the scrapbooker in me coming out :) And he did notice there were no other kids there! So we played at the playground for a bit.




We waited on the sidewalk for the teachers to come open the doors.....and I could feel the knot in my throat welling up, the tears were almost about to spill over...



And then this is where I lost it!!!!!!!!!!! I drove home blubbering and sniffling...I don't know.....I'm hoping tomorrow goes better for me...HE totally had a great day and that's the most important thing.....I just have to get a grip!! Maybe I can help in the classroom every day?????




I have a tradition of baking a cake for the first day of school every year....this year it was this lovely, scrumptious chocolate number.....with lots of caramel, Cool Whip, and crushed Heath Bars....let's just say, if they don't have this in heaven, I'm not going!!!!..stop back tomorrow and I will share the recipe :)

6 comments:

alittlebitofscrap said...

email me lisa dot h at aptalaska dot net with your mailing address and I will send you the ruffle scarf pattern. It is a nice scarf :)
I don't know the pain of sending kids off to school, but I can imagine letting them go is hard to do.

marzipanmom said...

I was thinking of you all day! Hope the tears subside soon!

Joy Beadworks said...
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Joy Beadworks said...

You've got to lok at the UP side...HE LOVED IT! You are now a "displaced worker". We sistas will have to find the way together...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They'll have a great time. But that is EARLY to catch a bus!

Jennifer Juniper said...

You did it mom! I gets easier day by day, it did for me.