Hello Again ~
We live in the Country and this time of year the corn is so high I cannot see my neighbours! We joked when I was pregnant with my daughter that she will be born when the corn comes. We just celebrated her birthday last week. She is officially 7 years old. All grown up now, (even if she pouts and cries when Grampa cracked open the Pinata at her party). She is going into grade 2, OMG how does it happen so fast. One minute your rocking your babe in your arms and the next they are heading off to University. Well I guess I have a bit to go – maybe in the blink of an eye – is the expression.
This time of year I always reminisce about the many firsts. I think about all those kids going back to school, maybe the first year of Kindergarten. Oh my gosh that will be “my Noah” next year joining his “Big Sis” on the school bus. I just cannot imagine those little legs climbing the bus for the first time – and then the door shuts and that is it – they are gone forever. Don’t you know that is my baby? Ok I guess I have a year to prepare – but it will go fast I know. I am not sure I will be prepared??? What about those kids entering their first day of highschool trying to find the elevator? Or those kids moving into residence at University or College and going to their first Toga party.
The Fall always seem to bring back the feelings of “New possiblities”. I find myself wanting to sign up for a new course, buy a new outfit and sharpen my pencils. I always like to buy the new sheets of paper you find at the drug stores for back to school for .12 for 500 sheets, I think I still have some from last year. The new binders will be purchased, well I guess my daughter in grade 2 doesn’t really need binders just yet, but I think I will pick up a few in case? School clothes will be picked out for the first day. I remember my mother always taking the photos of my brother & I with our frowns on the first day of school. Oh the memories…… What was my mother thinking of those outfits she dressed us in, the airplane shirt my brother wore one year and that White Blouse with all the frills and the big bow and the hairdos.
I remember driving behind the bus when my daughter first went to school and peeking in the parking lot watching her get off the bus and she just waved and kept marching into “her new world”. I guess we as parents need to let go and let them fly.
Our Label Machine as been going full tilt this month – so don’t worry if you think you have left it too late to order labels for school. We have been getting out orders really quickly for all the school kiddlets. I still remember ordering my first labels as per a suggestion from one of the Mom’s from my Baby group for “My Meg” and wondering “why do I need these?” I now understand as it really does help to bring her stuff home. Garry our bus driver hands us her hat or a sweater she left says “where you looking for that Meg!” Little did I know I would be “burning the midnight oil” getting labels out to all those new Mom’s & Dad’s putting their “Meg’s” on the bus for the first time……….. Life is funny isn’t it? You just never know what is around the corner. Oh wait is that my “Meg’s Bus? I have to go now & get her off the bus and hear all about her first day of school!”.
OH – THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
Today is your day.
You’re off to great places!
You’re off & away!
And will you Succeed?
Yes! You will Indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)
Kid, you move moutains!
So …. be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray Mordecai, Ale Van Allen O’Shea
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way.
By Dr. Seuss ~
Talk to you soon ~