Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Beginnings....

Sorry I haven't been by, dear blog, but I've been under the weather this week: possible strep, ear infection and sinus infection have made me just want to lay my head on a pillow. Thanks to a visit to the doctor, I was able to go with my daughter to her high school registration and walk the school looking for her classes. A freshman? When did that happen? I remember her first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday:
Her first day of kindergarten was September 4, 2001, just 7 days before our country and our whole way of life, really, got shook up. I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with Matthew, and I was sending my first born off to a new place, a new world really. And now I'm about to do it again. Back then, nothing worried this little girl - she was friendly, loved to play, and did her own thing without worrying what others thought- check out her Winnie the Pooh shoes! Times change. She's seen the world a little more and knows a little more what it's about, a little more worried about what she's going to wear (remember, this fashionable girl has bravely worn a tutu to school). She's not worried that she won't get to play at school (the kindergarten concern), but she was concerned about being stuffed in her locker (she doesn't fit, she tested it). If I could only get her to believe that high school will likely be more fun than kindergarten, just in a different way, we'd be set. I used to be able to convince her that I knew best. And, some days, she still believes me. So, I guess that's a good thing.

Have a good week.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, dear, honey! So sorry you've been under the weather...feel better soon! And what a really lovely post about dear Ana! She's going to do just fine - she has the best teacher, friend and support a girl could ask for (and that's YOU, by the way!) I'm SO excited for her and can't wait to hear about her new adventure!!!