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Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Confessional: Back to School

So…seems like I've only been posting lately when there's a meme to fill out or some other obligation. Hence, the "first day of school" post. Sure, we celebrated and it was a big deal and I've been admiring everyone else's adorable, backpack-bearing children and my blog has remained silent…except for the memes. Yeah, well…maybe I need to adjust my happy pills.



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I confess…
I was really looking forward to the day when school started.

I confess…
I may have counted down the days. Just a little. Especially when the advertising, sales, and stacks of notebooks started showing up everywhere. Then came the planning for the annual party at the bus stop, where the families all meet together early, bringing juice and frosted carbs to celebrate the start of another year, before loading our offspring on a large, awkward metal conveyance that lack proper restraints.

I confess…
When Boo started school, I cried a little as she climbed on that bus, her tiny legs barely able to make it up the stairs. Then I cried a little bit more back at home, when she wasn't there for what seemed like a very, very long time. I fought the tears when she came home, tired but happy. Even laying out her clothes for the next day got me a little weepy.


I confess…
Boy's first day was met with much more enthusiasm. This change wasn't because the Boy was a difficult child; he's a pretty typical boy. Mainly, I was excited because he was so excited to hop on that bus. Finally, all those mornings spent with his nose pressed to the window, watching his sister make the long walk (half a block) to wait for the bus. He probably didn't sleep much the night before. Also? It's not nearly as scary the second time around.


I confess…
When Baby starts school, I will probably be a jiggly mess of sobbing and snot. It won't be pretty, folks.



I confess…


*sigh*
I love my little family. We are very blessed. And the best part? Is how much they love each other back. I'm not the only one that's addicted to the hugs and sloppy kisses.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Loved this post:) kids r adorable:)

Odie Langley said...

Such a lovely post from start to finish with adorable pictures. Thanks Jessica.
Odie

Christine Rains said...

What a sweet post. I'd like to think I'm going to be stoic when my son starts school, but your post made my eyes water. Thankfully he's only 16 months, so I've got a while!

VandyJ said...

That first day of school is a tough one. It's easier when they are excited to go.

Kristie said...

So, so cute!! You have adorable children! I loved your post!

shortmama said...

Our first day of school was right to my table lol!

Love the pics...so cute!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Soooo sweet!

I really miss Bella this year. She was great all summer!

Jessica said...

Stinking adorable! When did Baby get so big? She is a cutie!

Mary said...

What cute kiddos!

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