Today was the first day of school here on Cape Cod. I know, some of you midwesteners have been in school for weeks. We like to enjoy our summer through Labor Day around these parts. Yesterday was a beautiful beach day, today it felt like fall and I was at a loss all day. I am one of those parents who actually miss their kids when they go back to school. (After the tantrum I just listened to, one might wonder why). The girls and I work really well on the "summer" schedule. Especially when we don't have to be somewhere at a specific time (you know, like school). K started 6th grade, B started 4th grade. It is B's last year in the elementary school and she started it off as the "king" of the school by sitting in the back of the bus. You know you've made it when you are allowed to sit in the back of the bus.
K took her Lamby to school with her. How cute is that? I actually got Lamby from my mom when K started Kindergarten. Lamby came in the mail just for me so I would have something to cuddle with while my eldest was in school. K came home from school that day, fell in love and Lamby was never mine again. Every year, Lamby has gone to school for the first day and things were no different today. Although K was sporting an Aeropostale shirt which made her extra cool.
While they were at school, I stopped by my friend Helen's back to school mimosa/bloody mary party. No I didn't partake in the beverages, just the donuts. This has been a tradition since our eldests have entered Kindergarten. It is a good time to reconnect with friends we have been to busy to see during the summer.
A thumbs up from each kid at pick up today made me so happy. 2 great teachers and 2 good first days. Then,of course, to Dairy Queen with 2 friends and their kids made it all complete. Now the stress from holding in the real emotions all day and the fact that K is tired and is having a tantrum/nervous breakdown. I must go cuddle and make all the stress go away. Thank God that Mommy's have some serious magic powers.