Saturday, August 15, 2009

Knock Knock...who's there?

Well.....the first day of school I placed a note in Sam's lunchbox. He is now old enough to read notes and I thought he would enjoy knowing how much his Mommy adores him.....WRONG! Apparently, he is now old enough to pretend he thinks a love not from his Mommy is not the coolest idea. So, I sadly posted my news on Facebook. Unfortunately, I am not the coolest mom in town...that would be Amber who suggested I write a cool fact or joke instead of a proclamation of love. WHAT?!? Being the diplomat I am, I proposed this idea to Sam, who thought it was the BEST idea he ever heard. I placed a knock-knock joke in his lunchbox the next day...making sure he knew how to read the words "knock" and "police". A huge success!!! The joke by the way....."Knock knock...who's there....police....police who?....police let me in-it's cold out here!" Don't worry--there are hundreds more online waiting for you, too! Don't thank me--thank Amber--she is far cooler than me, and I owe her, because I earned cool points in my son's eyes! :) That is priceless.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The mixed emotions of a Mommy :) / :(

*Sigh*--first of all, I never can get my pics. in order on here....very frustrating to me!! I am a chronological person. Anyway, you can see that my boy had his first day back to school---I have a 1st grader now!! That sounds so old to me. How did this happen?
He is doing sososo well this year. He LOVES his new teacher, Mrs. Decker (God bless her!)--who wouldn't love her---she adores Grape soda and macaroni and cheese!! I am hearing other Mrs. Decker facts float out periodically. I am so thrilled my boy is connecting with his new teacher and classmates and loving his 1st grade year, thus far. He told me the second morning of school as we were getting in the car...."Mommy, I just LOVE school....this is my Favorite time of year---the time when we get back to school!" That really does a Mommy's heart good. I didn't think I would struggle this year with sending him back, but I did. I slept very poorly the night before (which was part of it) and was very weepy most of the first day, spending most of my time wiping away quiet tears (so Sarah Grace wouldn't notice) or glancing at my watch to see if we could go get Sam yet. SG and I had to leave the house because it was way too quiet without Sam. We went to Barnes and Noble, out to lunch, and to the park, then still had an hour to twiddle our thumbs. I can't describe it unless you have been through it, but the beginning of the school year brings so many emotions to Mama's! We are through that part now and into straight fun and excitement! :) Doesn't he look precious in these pics?