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.