Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School

(notice little one's hand on big one's shoulder.....precious.)

My girls started school on Tuesday.  I have to clarify that my oldest is officially in school. She's on the left. The little one is just a poser. She's doing "mommy school" as we call it. I thought she might be a little disappointed not to be in school this year (I really wanted her home with me this one last year), so I told her she was going to "mommy school." This was really just my way of saying, "you're running errands with me until it's time to pick sister up."  Well, seeing that my kids are the best at keeping me honest, it has turned into way more than that.  She decided it was only appropriate to wear sister's old uniform on the days she has mommy school.  I'm all for that; no clothes battle.  Then big sister kept asking if mommy school had play time, reading time, activities, lessons and on and on and on. "Oh yes, of course it does," says mommy (as I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, I've gotta get my game on).  So, off I go to come up with a syllabus for mommy school. 

I must say, at first I was thinking, "can't this mommy get a break and have a little time to get something done for me?"  I'm not going to lie and say that I still don't think that every once in a while.  But, with only two days of mommy school behind us, I cannot tell you how much I value the one on one time I'm getting with my little one. This time is so fleeting (especially with a baby coming), so I have to make the most of it. I know I won't regret it, even if laundry piles up and my house isn't the cleanest on the block. Those things seem so trivial when it come to pouring into the lives of my kiddos.  

I'll post soon about some of the things we're doing in mommy school. The web has so many great resources and it's amazing how many things I've found around the house to aid in learning.  Needless to say, there is never a dull moment around here (even though dull sounds really nice to me sometimes).

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