Yet as I sat her this morning, going over the pictures that I took, I don't think that the reality of their starting has really sunk in. I have TWO kids in school! Lu's confident, happy, and becoming such a grown up little thing. This weekend she asked me to help her make a "wall of words" on the back of her bedroom door. She's been collecting quotes that she likes and was eager to display them in her room. She picked out her own clothes for her first day, and had specific requirements for how she wanted her hair. Little miss independent!
Ellie's really grown up this summer, and I think she's really ready to set out on her own school experience. She won't be in Kindergarten until next year, and I'm really happy that she'll have this year to grow some more and prepare. She got to bring a stuffed animal to school for her first day, and I left her hugging her teddy bear, smiling at her desk. She loves her sister fiercely...and while she's nervous to start school, she sees her sister's enthusiasm and that helps.
I can't believe that I have TWO kids in school now. I don't think it's really sunk in. I think it's going to take a while. For now though, I'm just going to give myself this week to adjust and help my kids adjust.
I wish all of you with kids going back to school the smoothest of transitions back...and look forward to sharing new projects with you soon.