I wonder if I’m the only mama that is sad about my babies going back to school? I see so many mama’s post counting down the days and I sort of envy it, because watching my littles head back to school makes me sad. Especially now that they all three have full days at school!
Yet the inevitable is here! New school clothes, shoes, backpacks, and supplies are ready as much as I drag my feet! Today Aub heads to a new school for 7th grade, Mad heads into 3rd grade, Bitty starts her first full days of school in kindergarten and was a little taken back by the fact that waking up early is her new reality. And last but not least our grandson, Dom, begins pre-k! Quite the exciting day for these four cuties!
Aub was full of smiles! Even allowed me to stand at the bus stop with her if I promised to not make her take a picture as she got on the bus. Downfall for her, a friend of mine is her new bus driver and told her to turn around and smile for her mama! I kept my promise and got my picture? Score!
Mad was super ready, but got a bit teary eyed when reality set in. Turns out she wasn’t quite ready to say her goodbyes either.
Bitty was full of excitement! That is until we arrived to the school. Nope wasn’t having it! I carried my big girl to the gym. Daddy and I sat with her while she clung to me. Secretly my heart broke for her because while I wasn’t happy about it either it hurt far worse seeing her so distraught. On the plus side my friend is her teacher this year and I know she was definitely being left in good hands. I promised to walk with her to her class if she was a big girl and held my hand and walked, that I couldn’t carry her all the way to her kindergarten class. Oh how I wanted to scoop her up and run out of that building! She wasn’t happy, but she did it. And before we left we got a big smile from our little bitty big girl!
(Found these adorable first day of school printables on Pinterest! And had Matt make me the “stop crying mama” sign for Bitty to hold for a picture while I held her first day of kindergarten sign)Keeping with tradition, Daddy took some PTO to have the first day of school off together! While I try to be brave about the first day of school, he knows this mama really has a tough time letting go. He held my hand all the way to the car while I let a few tears spill once I was far enough away from our girls to do so. I cant wait to hear all about their first day and how great it is!
Today I get to do some shopping with my love and have lunch at P.F. Chang.
And well because I could use some humor…