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Going Back

There are lots of moms out there getting ready for the whole back to school thing - and some are already there! This is my first "back to school" as a mom and I'm kinda all over the place right now about it. I'm excited, nervous, anxious - all those fun emotions moms carry around.

This summer has been nice and pretty laid back. I never really knew how hectic the school year is until I no longer had to drag a six-year-old out of the bed every morning, get him dressed, fed, lunch packed and dropped off at school by 8:20. Our whole family has gotten spoiled and the back-to-school madness kinda makes me anxious. Even Lucy doesn't even get up from her spot in the family room when we walk through in the mornings to tell us bye anymore.

But I'm also excited about the year. It's our second year at the school, Walker knows more people, I know more parents and we've started to feel like part of the community. I know where to go in the carpool line and which assemblies are the most important. I know not to miss the hot lunch order and the best route to get to school at different times of the day.

I asked Walker tonight what he is most excited about and he said seeing his friends and playing with them again. He's excited about his teacher, his classmates and the sports schedule kicking back in.

We took a trip to the mall last weekend to buy his back-to-school clothes. I remember loving this part of the year growing up. We always had new shoes, new clothes, new backpacks - and I would do everything I could to not wear the same outfit twice in three weeks. I think I've created a monster because Walker asked to try on the clothes at Old Navy and paraded each outfit in front of the larger mirrors.

So, I think we've got everything covered for now. Mike took Walker to get a haircut today and he said they sat down and looked at all of the books and Walker picked out his cut. It's really cute and short. He even came home with his own little bottle of hair gel.

Now if I could only find those mirado black warrior #2 pencils...


  1. My niece starts tomorrow....1st grade too! Summer flew by!

  2. He's such a big man now, wow! I can't believe how much he's grown since I started reading you.

    I can only imagine the bittersweetness of back to school - and look forward to the sweetness of having to drag my child out of bed, to get to school or otherwise :-).

  3. Me thinks you should take these to Old Navy and have them use is their ads..... too cute!!!

  4. My son uses those pencils because he doesn't bare down hard enough... I buy them at Office Max! Do you have one of those near you?


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