Checking In: The First Day Feels


Oh my goodness! I don’t know why I proceed to be shocked by the massive emotions on the primary day of faculty, however right here I’m as soon as once more, sitting at my desk with dried tears on my cheeks and a swirl of feelings in my chest.


For the final two weeks, I’ve been solely centered on supporting and constructing Connor as much as get her prepared for second grade. In between chaperoning playdates and adventures along with her lady gang, there’ve been a number of “I don’t need to return to high school” moments, with plenty of tears and hugs.

The previous few days have been spent getting ready, planning and attempting to get her braced for the primary day. We’ve packed luggage, talked about issues to look ahead to, deliberate outfits — I’ve at all times believed that in case you’re anxious a few transition that it at all times helps to arrange as a lot as you may, in order that’s what we did.


When El Hub and I walked her to her classroom this morning, she was in good spirits — just a little nervous however nonetheless cheerful. After she dropped off her backpack and mentioned hello to her trainer, she walked into the classroom with out wanting again. No tears in any respect, which was nice!

As soon as we walked away from the classroom, although, I cried, which I didn’t anticipate in any respect. You realize that good friend you’ve who is ok till she’s not? That’s me, LOL!

It’s the depth of the sentiments that shock me. What I do know deep down is that sooner or later she actually received’t want me; she’ll stroll by means of a door and received’t look again, and regardless that logically I do know that’ll be a superb factor, a part of me is having a tough time accepting it.

This looks like simply yesterday

So, I attempt to joyfully be current for the temporary time I’ve along with her. One of many unusual blessings that comes with having a toddler in your 40s is that you simply turn into so aware of the passing of time. I understand how shortly these years will cross. Within the blink of an eye fixed 10 years will fly by and she or he’ll be going into her senior 12 months of highschool. Craziness!

Anyway, earlier than I begin crying once more, on a considerably random beauty-related notice, this was the primary 12 months El Hub has been in a position to be residence for the primary day of faculty, so I had all these plans to place make-up on this morning so he might take a “proof of mother” image of me and Connor.

I ended up solely having time to do my hair and placed on tinted sunscreen, so my goals of wanting at the very least semi-decent didn’t occur, LOL!

I’m going to Ulta and Sephora to purchase a gift for a good friend and to do some shopping to cheer myself up. If there’s something you’ve discovered these days that you simply’ve been actually into, let me know. I might use the distraction.

Ship a digital hug this manner, will ya?

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,


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