Thursday, September 6, 2012

Good To Be Home...

It's good to be home, mama. It was a good day, but it was a long day, and a busy day. Straight from the mouth of my newly-home-from-school kindergartener.

 And how did I do? In the words of my husband, "You did good, mama".

After giving myself a pep talk on my run this morning, channeling my inner Oprah and telling myself things like, Be strong, and don't cry until you get back to the car, I swallowed the lump in my throat, and decided I needed to be excited for them. This is their day, not mine.

And, I made it. I oozed with excitement for them, and I waited until I was out the school door before a single tear was shed.

This little 2nd-grader-wanna-be and I went shopping.

Do you know how easy it is to shop with only one child? Who still sits in the cart? Easy peasy. We bought things like hot glue guns. I'm not sure what to do with a hot glue gun, but it seemed like something I absolutely needed.

And these guys? Well, they rocked their first back-to-school day. I knew they would.

Yeah, it's good to be home.

Little White Whale

Essence of Now


  1. I'm glad to hear it all went so well. Your kids are gorgeous. I don't know if I could have kept in the tears as long as you did.

  2. Oh! These pictures! Your kids are amazing! And of course, so is their mama :) yay for back to school! Yay for retail therapy! Yay for survival! It's done! and us mamas can find our new groove.

  3. You're going to rock that glue gun.

    Cute pics!