Monday, August 25, 2008

Empty Nest

Okay, so maybe it's not all THAT dramatic...
Today is the first day of school. We were up by 6:30am (NOT happy campers, lemmetellya), fed and dressed by 7:20am and out the door by 7:35am. Not bad. I did hit one minor snafu when I went to make BabyGirl's lunch. Seems we forgot to empty her lunchbox after a round of kindercamp this summer. What was that smell? Ugh. Nothing like the stench of rotting ham in the morning. Luckily, it had been contained in a plastic tub. The rancid mold smell, however, was overwhelming. I quickly doused the lunchbox in vinegar, then Clorox spray and then wiped it down with detergent and sprayed with Lysol. Still kinda stinky, but it would have to do, as we had no other lunchbox.
Oh, well. Just another excuse to go to Target. I did love that Hanna Andersson lunchbox, though. I just don't think that mold smell will ever die.
BabyGirl got dressed with only minor meltdown due to the lack of pink in her uniform. A compromise was achieved when she discovered a pair of white socks with pink trim that I deemed acceptable uniform material. Thank goodness! I think she was taking it easy on me anyway. Last night as I was putting her to bed I got a little weepy. She pulled my cheek to hers and said "I won't forget about you, Mommy. I'll color you lots of pictures." And then the tears REALLY started to flow. Aren't I supposed to be the one comforting HER?
BabyBoy was ready to hit the pavement as soon as we pulled up to school. We dropped BabyGirl off to her room and headed to the gym where all the students would be called up by class. BabyBoy was somewhat concerned that he might get the more strict 1st grade teacher (I, of course, was praying he would!). And he did. He was happy to run up there, however, once he realized his best buddy was also in the class.
I then headed off to Target to find new lunchboxes. Nothing like a little retail therapy to make a girl feel better.

Some pics from this morning...





Tomorrow should be another emotional send off. They'll both get on the bus. BabyBoy has assured me that he will make sure BabyGirl gets to her classroom safely...AFTER they stop off to the Bookstore and purchase the multicolored ink pen she's been coveting.

20 comments:

Muffy said...

AWWW! This sounds TOUGH! On one hand, you're ready to let them grow but on the other- your babies! Off they go!!! SAD!!!! :(

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Hi, I love reading your blog! I have to say that those are 2 of the most adorable BTS pics I have seen! Is that her school uniform? It is so cute!

Duchess said...

I love those uniforms! I went to a Catholic school and to this day I can't wear plaid. Which is not a huge loss but still.

Preppy Engineer said...

I left something on my blog for you today!

The Preppy Engineer

Kappa Prep said...

What sweet uniforms and en even sweet comment from BabyGirl!

Monogramchick said...

Oh my gosh, they are so cute in their little uniforms...IMHO BabyGirls uniform needs a sweet little monogram on the front :) hehe!

No.35style said...

Aww, they are so cute...love, love her dress!

SAS said...

The students don't figure out who their teacher is until that morning? I think that is really stressful! We are lucky to find out our classes on the last day of school and the kids can have a transition meeting! You will have so much time on your hands to get crafty!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

possibly the cutest dang photos ever. seriously? they look like little magazine children.

darling!!!!

Karen said...

Oh, but the Hanna Andersson lunch bags are all on sale right now. Your kiddos are too cute. :o)

pinkpolkadotaa said...

They are SO CUTE!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

OMG. You have the cutest kids in the whole world.

Buford is no where close to where I live, but I will gladly make the trip from Buckhead to babysit.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I think I made the assumption that you lived in Buford, but I have absolutely no idea why.

Could it be that I haven't had my coffee yet? Yes.

Just Ask Beth said...

OKAY!! Those children are beautiful! Baby girl needs to be on ALL school literature for recruiting. She is picture perfect! Baby boy,aka BIG boy is handsome as well. My youngest started Kindergarten and I had the hardest time saying goodbye that morning. It is so emotional, however, just like bg she kissed and told me she would be home soon.So bittersweet, Beth

preppy little dress said...

your children look adorable and it looks like they are happy to be heading back to school!

Mom x 2 said...

My oldest starts KG next week - I'm already feeling the pain.

I gave you an award on my blog, FYI!

3 Peanuts said...

They look adorable in their uniforms. Hope the first day went well.

I enjoyed the blogger of the week ...are you still doing it? I need to go back.

K

sle said...

Your children are adorable. Your daughter always looks like she is about to say something hilarious. Wonder who she gets that from? Seriously though, they are precious.

News Readin' Wife said...

They are edible in those cute little uniforms!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Ahhh. Precious photos.