Monday, August 17, 2009

All Grown Up

My little girl is 5. Ok, I know, she isn't actually grown up...but it sure feels that way. This month she starts Kindergarten and it is horrifying. I know she'll do great - she is very social and incredibly smart. The thought of her going there all day, every day, by herself, is so scary to me though! Will other kids make fun of her because she is small? Will the teachers be mean to her because she likes to socialize? Will they, like her preschool teacher, enjoy the fact that she can tell time, or will it annoy them instead? Will she have a hard time being the youngest in the class? Most importantly, will she be safe? I just tell myself to have faith that everything will be ok. It is a nice elementary school, and they only have four Kindergarten classes. When I toured it, I was quite happy with the set-up.

It is exciting to think that she will be expanding her abilities. She is already reading, but I look forward to her reading larger, harder words, and doing math, and seeing what else they teach her. A week from tomorrow is her testing day, and she starts going every day a week after that. We have a pretty busy schedule the next two weeks, so it will go by entirely too quickly. In a flash she will begin a long, and hopefully very successful, educational experience, and our lives will change dramatically forever. I just hope I don't cry.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Yup, sometimes Thursdays can be good! I think of Thursday as the door to the weekend. On this particular Thursday, I have a lot to look forward to. Tomorrow marks the end of our last free week. Saturday begins a slew of t-ball practices, doctors' appointments, kindergarten responsibilities, and much more, including two very important birthdays. One will be reaching kindergarten age, and one will be celebrating a first birthday. The best part is, birthdays at my house means presents for every kid, so no one is left out.

Today, however, I get to enjoy the quiet. I will get to lampwork this afternoon, which allows me to express myself creatively, jam to my music, and have some time to myself. It is, for me, an incredible release. Tomorrow I can list the fruits of this afternoon's labor. In addition, I have the incredibly exciting anticipation of a huge 20lb box of glass making its way to me and scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Afterward, I can handle the landslide.

Yes, thank goodness it's Thursday.