School started back yesterday. There were a few tears involved. Yes, they were all mine. But then I started cleaning the house & when I managed to get more done in 2 1/2 hours than I had all summer, I somehow felt less sad. It seems I require routine.
For the last several years the pictures I take of Maddie on the first day are always blurry. She is always running late, impatient with the process and fairly disgusted that I feel the need to document the occasion. I wonder what she'll think when I follow her to college to take them. I only got 3 shots and this picture of her with her BFF, Austin was by far the best.
Emma was much less enthusiastic about her first day of school than Maddie was. First we found out that she had P.E on her first day. Well, there goes wearing her back to school dress. Not a good way to start. I thought we might have to drag her to the bus stop but as time went on she started picking up steam.
Finally she found herself excited to go. They both had wonderful first days and in the end so did I. I celebrated the day by going shopping and out to lunch with a friend. Oh and by mopping my kitchen floor, in what may or may not have been my first time doing so since school ended. Shh. Don't tell anyone.