Off to school!

Down the slide!After the world’s most exciting birthday party for Widget, who started school and turned 7 the same week, and a lazy day closing down the pool with Jessica and Kristen, I spent yesterday asleep in bed.  I started to get up every hour or two, thinking that maybe that I could get a little work done in my office, but then plopped right back down for sleep.  Luckily, I still had Little Bear with me for company – we cuddled and napped all afternoon, and Widget and I watched How It’s Made while I rested and Daddy worked downstairs.

Today is 4.5 yo Little Bear’s first day of big school.  I walked him into the classroom, while Daddy walked Widget into his, and Bear ran across the room, deposited his “cubby can” on the shelf, said “helloooooo!” to his teachers on the way back, and pulled out some blocks to play with.  Right. away.  I’m so, so proud of him and how he just dove right in this morning.

It’s a new world out there – the kids are at school, and happy!  Hooray!

Heard about the new Facebook game? Here’s my response:   In the name of awareness….


11 Responses to Off to school!

  1. Great news, Susan. Thank you for sharing your happiness — it’s contagious. Put a big smile on my face. I love the picture of you on the slide, too!

  2. Sue Farrell says:

    I am glad that the transition is going so well. Happiness all around. I could never understand the tears from so many moms as they watched their cubs embark on the new experience of school. I was always so happy to watch our children spread their wings and fly. It didn’t make any difference what age they were. I loved to see them soar and we were there to catch them if they floundered a bit. Hope you have a great week all around.

  3. Linda Lawrence says:

    Looks like a great party!

  4. Colleen says:

    It makes life SO much easier when you know you’re kids love going to school. Easy drop offs are the best!

  5. Jo Major Ciolino says:

    What a great day. Long overdue. I love how you find such joy in every moment and express it so well – all of us learn from the school of you. (Okay that sounded weird, but it’s true!)

  6. Karen G says:

    First, best wishes to your two scholars! I hope they enjoy their new classes.
    Second, I heard about this on WAMU this morning: NASA Spacecraft Images Offer Sharper Views of Apollo Landing Sites:

    Also, NASA has content for students, and for educators too:
    You’ve probably – almost definitely – already seen or heard about these. 🙂

  7. I love the pic of you on the slide! Sounds like a kid-tastic weekend. You are so much fun!!!

  8. nancyspoint says:

    Such a sweet post. You know, I just got my two boys off to college and I still feel the very same way you do. They’re off. They’re doing what they should be doing. They’re happy. That’s a good feeling we mothers share, no matter how old our kids are.

  9. NYFriend says:

    Terrific! School, birthday, wow busy and fun times!

    I’m envious – the inflatable places around here won’t let adults on the equipment. 😛 The slide looks like so much fun!

  10. It’s a HUGE step to have them both at school! I’m so happy they’re so happy 🙂
    And also jealous of that very fun-looking slide!

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