Monday, August 10, 2009

And They're Off!


I just can't believe it, but today the shrimp returned to school. Second grade for the oldest and kindergarten for the youngest. The youngest woke me up at three a.m., standing next to the bed tapping my shoulder. "hey mom, how much longer until morning?". She was slightly excited. I was the only one misty-eyed dropping her at class, she saw someone she knew in her class from pre-k and was off. Jay was there to hold my hand and remind me that they are supposed to grow up, but I just couldn't stop thinking about how little her hand was in mine as she went to take on the world and how by the end of the year she will be a different kid. Kindergarten is rough on the mommies!

7 comments:

randi said...

What a sweet photo!

The letting go is always harder on mommy than on the kids!

School starts early where you are! I still have a few weeks before i need to get really serious about it!

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone had a good day and today was a bit easier on you!

Aunt Jan

Anonymous said...

You have two very beautiful children. The knap sacks look bigger then the girls. What all do they carry in those things?? Audrey

MelissaS said...

I say "whatever" to Jay. They are always babies to their Mamas....it's the baby chick syndrome.

Anonymous said...

i was trying to be supportive! :P

Kathy said...

It is hard on the Grammies too!!!
Please just stay little and snuggly. Can't wait to remind little shrimp about this when she is a teenager and you are trying to pry her butt out of bed!
the Grammy

Journeying Five said...

can not believe that your kids are in school, ours don't start until september