Tuesday, August 14, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 23


Yesterday was the first day of school!
Oh, the excitement of heading out the door
for the big day is almost too much to stand.

It was Koens' first day of preschool and it went really well.
He walked onto the playground slumped over
and then turned into a limp noodle.
I had to pass his limp body over to the teacher
where he hung in her arms like a ragdoll.
I think that he shorted out.

But, no tears! A mama couldn't ask for more.


I came home to an empty house
and decided to lay in a clean
pile of laundry and have a good cry
about the fact that my last baby was in school.

Yet, as I laid there and tried squeeze out tears,
it dawned on me that I wasn't sad at all.
I was actually excited about my
home that was empty of children.

So, I pulled myself off that laundry,
put on some happy music,
folded those clothes,
and danced around the house
as I delivered them to each room.

It was so fun!


Later, when I went to pick up Koen from school,
he came running to me
with a huge smile and a hug.

He did so great that we took
a trip to the toy store
and let him pick out a treat.

Because it's not everyday
that you start school for the very first time ever.

That's something to celebrate.


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Dina Lettre said...

So bittersweet, huh?!? Luke will get on the bus next year and I know it will be really tough. :(

Glad Koen did so well!

Pieni Lintu said...

They crow up so fast!!! :'o)

I had very similar post today.. ;o)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Well congrats to him & to you! What a milestone. LOVE your selfie- beautiful lady you!!

Jessica said...

I was the mom doing the HAPPY DANCE when my last baby went off to school. HEHE

Linda D. said...

Congrats to Koen on a great first day of school! BTW, love that you danced with your laundry!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Time is going by too quickly. My youngest starts kindergarten this September. Beautiful shot of you.

Sue said...

I remember that the first day I dropped off my youngest child to kindergarten was only slightly sad and mostly joyful for me.

I went jogging every day after dropping him off, and then I still had time to get home, take a shower, and run an errand or two.

It was pure heaven for a mother of four children who were only two years apart in age!


From Tracie said...

Definitely something to celebrate!

I'm glad you had such a happy, tear-free day.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Awe, way to go!

Sarah Halstead said...

Aww. So bittersweet. Sweet photo.

Tima said...

Yay on a successful first day of school. Ours is tomorrow.

angel shrout said...

successful first days are always good news. When my last one went to preschool I came home and took a nap. An uninteruppted one. It was heaven.

Linda D. said...

BTW, your picture are so dreamy, as always!

Mama Zen said...

Nothing wrong with a little Mama Happy Dance!

Andrea said...

What an exciting day for all of you!


You're so beautiful. Lovely pic of you.