I don’t know when I’ll ever learn. I had this lovely vision of what yesterday would be like.
I would send the big kids off to school in a flurry of hugs and kisses and well wishes. Then I’d enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the other mommas before hunkering down in front of my computer for a solid chunk of work time while my 4-year-old played quietly at my feet.
When the kids arrived home from school, I’d be waiting in my immaculate kitchen holding a plate of homemade cookies, fresh and warm from the oven, smiling serenely as the kids plopped their backpacks down and chatted happily about their day — taking turns, of course, and responding appropriately to their siblings.
Then I would cook a special First Day of School dinner while the kids played outside with their chums, and we would all enjoy a peaceful family dinner together before herding the kids upstairs for baths and bedtimes.
And then I woke up, and yesterday REALLY happened.
Perhaps today will go a little more smoothly. There’s always a chance, right?
Today is my 4-year-old’s first day of pre-kindergarten. She is delighted because she already knows her teacher — she was her Lunch Bunch teacher last year, and also her sister’s former preschool teacher. So yay for familiar teachers!
This will be the first time, with three kids, and a total of 17 years of school among the three of them, that I have ever had a repeat teacher, and I’m looking forward to it.
Today is already off to a better start than yesterday, so I’m feeling positive. The bus send-off and preschool drop-off went smoothly, and here I sit, in a quiet house, debating what to do with myself.
I SHOULD work. But I COULD go to the grocery store, or get a pedicure, or even take a nap.
And then there’s that pesky shard of glass I somehow got wedged into my foot. I probably should get that taken care of first.
I tell ya, there’s never a dull moment.
Oh but hey. Look how cute!
14 thoughts on “Back to School: Take Two”
She looks so big and I LOVE that skirt. Of course, my preschooler picked out an outfit that was not on my “First Day of Preschool clothing” list.
She just gets prettier and prettier. I love her haircut! I hope she has a great year.
Here’s hoping today is a better day!
She looks so grown up and of course, adorable!
I love that shirt! Ruffles are so fun.
Hope today keeps being a better day!!
She is adorable but, pesky glass…WHAT??? get that taken care of pronto!
Best laid plans….
She looks adorable with her new haircut all dressed up for school. I hope she has a great day, and that you do too.
I had a similar experience- yesterday was my son’s first day at a mother’s day out program, and I had it in my head that I too would get a lot of work done and cook a great meal….and all I did was clean the house! And not even that well! ah well.
And yes you should probably deal with that shard of glass asap!! 🙂
What precious pictures!!! 🙂 So pretty!
Definitely cute. I love her cute cropped haircut.
I just said “cute” twice in a row.
Do you ever wish you could go back and “edit” your comments? I do. 😉
She is double-cute, though.
Okay, I’ll stop now.
I love that hair cut! Her outfit is so JL. 🙂
I’m with ya, first day of school = rough.
Love her outfit!
Can you do a post on school lunches if you haven’t already? They are the bane of my existence and I am reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book and would really like to incorporate some of her experiences into our lives…although I just can’t quit the bananas! Thanks!
Glad the day was better!
And how in the world did she grow up so fast. She was just a little bitty girl when I started reading your blog. My how the time does fly… Such a cutie!