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First Day Jitters

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Golden Beach

Well today was the first day of school for the boys and I was not as organized as I like to be. To quote my college days, I’m “sooo ten minutes ago!” [make that 10 hours ago.] One week at the beach and I’ve been chasing my tail ever since.

Just so you know what an organized mother I was today: I had no milk, so it was a breakfast of champions for the first day of school–pop tarts or peanut butter crackers. I failed to pack their lunch for lack of groceries so I was a big hit when I forked out $7 for 3 hot dogs and half-pints of milk. When I went to take their annual school picture on the front porch, my camera choked at me that the battery was exhausted. I did manage to take some blurry shots with my cell phone once we got to school. I’m grateful that battery didn’t die because I had “dangerously low power”. While there I found out there was a kindergarten parents meeting that was communicated through mail–mail which I did not receive as it probably got lost from our out-of-town-holding. I picked up the packet from the teacher and headed to JC Pennys with 3 kids in tow to get some school clothes for the 3 kids that were already at school. Uuugh!

You know how people say you need a vacation from vacation? I feel ya! It’s work going and work coming, but it is worth it all in the end. I think of my Aunt who travels with her family from Hawaii back home for at least a month each summer. I’m amazed! How does she do that?

We returned from vacation on Saturday, spent a great day with my family on Sunday for my Grandparents 60th! Wedding Anniversary. Such an accomplishment and wonderful example of a marital vow!

Tomorrow I send Amelia off to kindergarten. I’ve not been this conflicted about sending any of them as I am her. She’s a youngin’ with a fall birthday. We’ve opted to wait with our boys who have fall birthdays, but she seems ready. I trust God will give us discernment to know what is best for her. He faithfully provides and I know he will continue to do just that.

I’ll get my second day of school pictures on the porch tomorrow and I WILL get them because my batteries are charged–both for the camera and for myself.

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One thought on “First Day Jitters

  1. Well despite all your uphill battles for the day it sounds like you were able to still keep a handle on things! The tellings of a REALLY GOOD MOM!!
    Good luck on porch photos tomorrow. I am sure they will turn out wonderful!

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