Somehow it happened again. Summer came and went quickly this year. We went over the back to school lists meticulously. We picked out and made the back to school clothes. But, in all of that preparation when the eve of school actually came it felt like a surprise. The bedtime we negotiated now seemed to be too early, as did the time we had to get up. But, with the sun up when they went to bed and still down as we all got up somehow we survived our first (and second as well)!
I sent a husband in his third year as an administrator.
I sent this tiny girl of mine as a fourth grader.
I sent my baby boy, my bubba, as a preschooler.
As for Avonlea and I we enjoyed snuggles and a nap and not much else all day. Back to school won’t be like this every day. But, smiles as they left and came home made this mama’s heart happy and a few days of rest of me was so very much needed.
Cheers to this year. May the excitement of back to school last longer than just a few days!