Put out your hand

I can not believe that school will be starting in 2 weeks.  It has been a very hectic summer for us and has seemed way too short!  Megan is heading into 5th grade and my little Madison will be in 2nd.  When did it happen?  When did my babies get so big?  It seems like just yesterday that I packed Meg up for her first day at Pre-K.  She was such a shy little thing that even though I was home, we sent her for a few hours a day just to be around other kids.  I remember the first day of Kindergarten and the first time I watched the bus drive away. I was so worried about her, would she adjust and fit in?  Of course she did just fine. Before each of these first days I sent her to school with a kiss in each hand. A little something to carry from me  just incase she needed them throughout the day.

Megan's first day of Kindergarten 2009
Megan’s first day of Kindergarten 2009

There is an adorable little book called O My Baby Little One that we have hadimages since Megan was a baby.  It is about a little bird who feels sad as he heads off to school.  His Mom is also sad and explains to him that the love they share will stay with them both everywhere they go even when apart.  I have read this the night before the first day of school since Megan’s first day at Pre-K.  With Megan turning 10 just the other day I was a little worried that just maybe my girls would not be as interested in our “ritual”. The other night we were gathering school supplies together and I asked if either of them had seen the book,  (fully knowing exactly where it was :-).  Before even allowing them to answer I asked if we would be reading it again this year.  The reaction made me so happy.  Both girls looked at me as if it was a crazy question and almost in unison answered “of course”.  It made me feel good, “our thing” is just as important to them as it is to me.

I realize that I am raising two girls who in no time at all will both be teenagers.  I know that there will come a time when everything that my husband and I do will be found to be the most embarrassing, annoying things in the world.  I understand and together we will all make it through but for now I will enjoy every moment I can get where they still allow me to snuggle up and just hold on to them.

So Megan and Madison, as the first day of school draws near, when I ask for your hands, do me a favor and just accept that I am so very proud of you both.  Accept that I love the strong and confident young ladies you are becoming.  Accept that in my heart you will always be my babies so put out your hands and please allow me to send a kiss in each and know that I will always be with you and that I love you both so very much!

Twas the night before…..

happy_first_day_of_school_card-p137598077267411672q53o_400T’was the night before school starts and all day long, little girls were restless bouncing off the walls!  The children were nestled all snug in their beds, (but not sleeping since I keep hearing foot steps). The new first grader is about to burst even receiving a phone call from her teacher welcoming her to school.

I will be very concerned if the bus drives away on 2 wheels......
I will be very concerned if the bus drives away on 2 wheels……

The time has finally arrived, the fist day of school.  The backpacks are loaded with the requested supplies.  The lunch boxes are sitting ready to be packed.  I am so happy that my girls love school.  They are both legitimately thrilled to be heading back.   I am so excited for them and can not wait to hear all about the day tomorrow.  I am kind of glad that the first day is a Friday, I think Madison especially will be exhausted between the build up in her head and the so far restless night she is having.  I see a small crash in her future tomorrow :-).  First and fourth grade, WOW!  Somewhere along the way I blinked and my girls got big.  I am so proud of both!  Cheers to another great school year!

Back-to-School Pinterest Bitches

Hats off to this mom for speaking the truth! I am not one to typically “reblog” but I just could not let this one pass without sharing. Hope it puts a smile on your face like it did mine.


Bitchin Sisters

It’s that time of year again. The kids are going back to school, Target is abuzz with harried moms, the beaches are emptying, I’m still not tan and shit’s about to get real on Pinterest:

I went to Ocean State Job Lot and bought my daughter’s school supplies. After washing last year’s perfectly good bag, I packed it very neatly, wrote her a little ‘good luck’ note and felt like a mom rock star. Then this bitch went and did this:

And then her asshole mom friend did this:

Sweet baby Jesus in the sky, why do people have to be so crafty?

I had a glass of wine, felt inspired and worked on this little project. Evidently, you’re not supposed to use a blow torch to melt the Crayons:

Raise your hand if your kids’ last three years of school pictures are somewhere in the bottom of your “To Do” file. #mustmailtorelativesbeforecollege.

I’m just glad that my…

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