Some Thoughts...

Twas the night before school started, when all through the town,
the parents were cheering...It was a riotous sound!
By 8, kids were washed and tucked into bed...
Where memories of homework filled them with dread!
New pencils, new folders, new notebooks too!
New teachers, new friends...Their anxiety grew!
The parents just giggled when they learned of this fright-
and shouted upstairs:
Go To Bed! It's A School Night!!
....M.Jordan, Letter to Parents 9/6/11

This year, my littlest one is starting first grade, my middle son is graduating primary school, and my oldest is starting his second year at middle school. And Mommy? Mommy is starting the first day of a new phase in her life. I don't know what it will be like later this morning when I return from drop-off, leaving my little baby to a full day of school. Last year my daughter had half-day kindergarten, and I had her for the other half of the day. But not anymore. It will be the first time all three of my children will be gone all day. Will I be jumping for joy? Probably not. Will I rush out and get a manicure? My hair done? No. Knowing me, I will get some housework done, then sit for a while in their rooms, reminiscing their days as babies, when I enjoyed them and my time as a stay at home Mom. It's been a great 10 and a half years. I was very fortunate to be able to stay home and raise them. I will remember all the great moments of their lives, their first steps, first foods, and their laughter. I will remember them running around, nagging at my knees and accompanying me on errands. I am gonna miss them. And the moment they are in my arms again will be a great one.

Yes, the first day is going to be tough, maybe the next day too. The third? Hmmm.

I will be in my scrap room. Yeah, I think creative endevours will be just the right medicine!

Looking forward to catching up with everyone and scrappin' again,

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