The First Day

Friday, September 5, 2014







Today is the big day! Everyday of the last 6 years (and 9 days to be precise) I have spent with these little fella's at my heels, in my ears, tugging at my clothes. And now the moment has arrived for the band-aide to be rippeth offethed. Yesterday we spent the day making gluten-free cookies for a special lunch treat, practicing putting on their coats and shoving them in their backpacks to bring home when it gets too warm. We had a practice lunch with their new lunch boxes and spent a few moments raising our hands when we had something we wanted to say. We talked (again) about what words we use at home only (poop), and not wrestling with each other, and all the friends they are going to make and how awesome recess is and art and story-time. We got out the new shoes and school clothes, packed up the school supplies and sharpened (48!) pencils. At one point while trying to open their new water bottles that they were having a bit of trouble with, Luca finally did it all by himself and he said to me "see mama, i didn't need you, i did it all by myself." I have a feeling I will be hearing a lot more of that in the days to come. And with that I have a happy heart. (though I am still bringing a few tissues in my pocket for my drive home.)

I hope you all have a great weekend! I am sure I will be back on Monday with at least one "first day of kindergarten" picture to share. 

8 comments:

  1. Oh, Mama. I teared up a little reading this. Such an important, impressive, expansive and bittersweet time. What's always so hard for me to remember, as my foot is on the threshold reaching over, is that each phase is so much better than the last. But that first step? So bittersweet. Thinking of you ALL DAY today.

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  2. Oh bubs, I am so proud of all of them. And am thinking of you. Big hug to you Christine and reach out if you want to wail

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  3. These pictures are THE CUTEST. I love every single one of them. The frowny backpack, the stripey socks, the little black boots. And I snorted at the "words we use at home only (poop)." That's a big part of motherhood, isn't it? ;) So proud of you and those boys!! xoxo

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  4. hehe.. poop. Nora was yelling it at the top of her lungs at the grocery store today. it was really a lot of fun.
    it is pretty darn adorable at how excited they are to be going off to school. First days of school are so memorable for mommy and kiddos. lots of luck mama.

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  5. so cute. you'll be ok. thinking of you xo

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  6. aww christine! how bittersweet! i love that you had a practice lunch and practiced raising hands and reminded them to save the "poop" talk and wrestling for home <3 this is just proof that you are an awesome mama and they are probably the luckiest kids at their school. i can't wait to hear about it more on monday!

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  7. Beautiful. I just found your blog today and I already love it. My little one is only 14 months old, but seeing these pictures made me emotional!

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  8. How did I miss this post?! I am so excited for them! The shoes and backpack are adorable! Good thinking (albeit some work) to sharpen the pencils at home. I bought 48 pre-sharpened pencils for Jacob, I think it set me back over $10!

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