Each year, my kids, my husband and I are so excited for summer to roll around, so we can enjoy some bike rides to the park, swimming, bbq’s, boating, and family birthdays. Our schedule usually fills up before summer has even begun and then it’s all over before we know it! So, here we are, with a mere two weeks left of summer, before it’s back to school once again. I like to think of myself as a planner & a fairly organized person. However, this year I dropped the ball and I am scrambling to get school supplies and new clothes bought, before my oldest one’s first day of 1st grade. To me, this is more of a trying task than getting my child to do her homework! Needless to say, I’m only about 1/3 of the way toward getting this accomplished. I’m sure I’ll be running around with the other last-minute shoppers on Labor Day weekend, finishing up our school shopping. Along with all the busyness that is the planning & prepping, comes all kinds of emotions leading to that first day. There’s the anxious feeling of how the day will go… What will the teacher be like? Will the classroom be easy enough to find without getting lost? Will the kids be friendly? Will school be fun? (Yep, this is me….all me. –I am the anxious one!) My daughter gets the typically butterflies in her stomach, but she herself, is a social butterfly, ready to learn and make new friends! It’s bittersweet watching her grow up before our eyes! Before we know it, she'll be in a cap & gown and those first days of school will be just memories. But until then, we'll keep making the most of our summers and enjoy seeing her progress each school year!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and for those of you with littles heading back to school, I hope this school year is a memorable one for the books!