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First Day of School 2012

The kids are ready to go to school and Shea is in her “bus stop attire”. I passed a woman at her mailbox the other day while I was driving. I’m pretty sure she had the same robe on and curlers instead of a headband.

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Betsy Hansen - NH

First Day of School

Reilly and Kate were excited to wear their new clothes. Reilly was pretty mindful of the fact he was now one of the “bigger” kids at the bus stop. Kate listened intently as he told her the protocol of her chickie name tag she decorated and how she

Betsy Hansen - NH

Nannie and the kids waiting for the bus

should behave. They were comfortable having each other so it was good. But, wow, Kate is in first grade. I can NOT believe how fast it goes. Everyone always tells you how fast but… then again… everyone who has walked your path before you advises based on their journey. Some you believe and some you just can’t understand until it’s your own journey. This is one of those things. It seems surreal that Shea is next and that Kate has already begun what seemed to be just Reilly’s path… Incredible.

The side effect of me noticing how quickly this is going is tolerance. Although I still hate the normal annoying things – whining, complaining and lying BUT generally speaking I find myself trying to treasure things that I just didn’t have the wisdom to treasure before. Thankfully I’m starting to figure some of these things out before it’s no longer an option.

Kate got off the bus and I asked how her teacher was and what she thought. “She was nice, I didn’t talk very much”.

Reilly, same question, before I even got it out of my mouth I heard “Mrs Schedin Rocks”.

Not bad… not bad for the first day.

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It’s the first day of school! Kate will be going into the first grade and Reilly into third grade. Wow. Amazing. Time does really fly.

We took them all school shopping last weekend and bought them each a couple things. An outfit or two and then some basics. Kate told me, I want to look like Sharpay on my first day of school. I came close to heading out of the Gap and directly over to Carter’s after she said that! But I refrained and took her to the sale rack instead. I figured a few summer things that were left over couldn’t be so bad. HA… just kidding. I steered Kate to black pants, white shirts or solid shirts/tanks and she chose a jean jacket. Basically it’s how I dress but it’s WAY cuter on her, for whatever reason.

She did shun anything that wasn’t fitted and just draped over her. Not such a bad thing but crazy that a child has taste like that at 6.

Reilly found his outfit at Old Navy. He went right to the skinny jeans and was proud to tell me he found “Super Skinny”. I chuckle to think that he likes his clothes so fitted, at least on the bottom – his shirts are always big. Not sure where his taste came from since all Shad’s stuff is baggy. It’s super cute though, I have to admit.

Shea, well I bought her as little as I could since she has bins full of awesome clothes. She got a sweater and two dresses and was as happy as could be.

We will see how tomorrow goes. So sad that summer is over…. it’s been a great one!

 

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