Summer is coming to an end…

Summer is winding up around here. Forget that it’s nearly 100 every day and still will be for days to come. Forget that the kids need a romp in the sprinklers and a popsicle to remain somewhat cool when they are outside.

Summer is ending, because school is starting.

D3 starts Kindergarten tomorrow. I’m both excited and just want to cry about the whole thing.

We’ve purchased all of the school supplies.

We went to Meet your Teacher day at the Elementary School.
We were excited to find out that his Kindergarten teacher is the same teacher he had for Pre-K camp this summer. He just loved her! She is sweet and will treat D3 well. This is such a sigh of relief for me.  She’s due with her second baby next week, so she might or might not be there on the first day. There will have a sub for the first 8 weeks and the substitute was there today as well.

And can I say that I can’t wait until I teach (hopefully) elementary school. Oh my goodness did I have classroom envy.

We had to fill out all sorts of paperwork (with is such fun with a squirmy toddler on your hip) and we got lots of paperwork to take home as well. The teacher put the sweetest poem in the take home folders:


The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You’ve been with him for five years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow.
I’ll love him as I would my own
And help him learn and grow.
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more.
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.


Who knew sending your child to Kindergarten would be so dramatic? It really kind of is though.

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