Back to school....

This has been a week of adjustments for us girls with school starting. Emma began second grade, Lauren started 2 day preschool, and I am trying to adjust to being childless. It's not as exciting as it may sound!

Emma is my little social butterfly. School is her absolute favorite place to be and the more work she has, the more she likes it. She was totally thrilled to have a homework sheet on Monday....she's been waiting 2 years to have homework and she couldn't be more excited. She's very weird! Occasionally, I will mention that maybe we could home school. You would think I told her Disneyland burned down and we sold Trigger (her horse) for the amount of crying and pleading that ensues! She really knows how to make me feel good! :-)

Lauren has been looking forward to preschool for the last 2 years. She really misses her sister during the day and wants to be "big" and go too. Emma gave her the rundown on what to expect (in her typical, bossy older sister way). Lauren informed me that she would not be sleeping at nap time and was happy to announce when I picked her up that "the blond lady told me that I didn't have to sleep, just lay on the cot and be quiet." (Good luck to you, blond lady!) She had a great day and it helped immensely that her best friend from church, Jonah, was there with her. She also informed us that Jonah would have to go to preschool with her because if he wasn't there, he would miss her too much. Oye!

As for me, I think I'll be fine. Yesterday was hard, but I know it will get easier (or at least that's what I'm telling myself!). I had coffee with some girlfriends, met my hubby for lunch and then went to Target and WinCo....alone. I did not enjoy it. I kept seeing things and thinking of what Lauren would say about them (she always has something to say about everything) and it made me miss her even more. So, I raced home, dropped off my groceries and went to pick her up 10 minutes early. She was annoyed. *sigh*


kourtini said...

Haha... oh I can relate to this!! And that's soo cute about Emma and her homework. I hope that the transition starts to ease for you... honestly I don't know what I would do with myself with both the kids gone. Coffee was fun though!! We'll have to make some kind of tradition and do it more!

~ Kati :) said...

so cute... I do envy you some days! Why can't we homeschool when we feel like it, and send them off when we want to? Is that too much to ask? (My kid cries when I threaten to send him to school.. way too spoiled with our homeschooling!)

Sunny said...

I am glad both of the girls had good first days of school. Emma cracks me up with how much she loves it! It was really fun to go to coffee and I hope we do it often. :)

Talia said...

I think your Emma and my Emma may be a lot alike, because my Emma is already asking when she gets to start school, and she pesters me about it constantly. :) Hopefully that means we will have good little scholars on our hands for years to come!
Sounds like Lauren is having fun too... but what an adjustment for you! I wouldn't even know what to do with myself. But I hope you will find things to pass the time and get used to it. :)

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