First Day of School
We’ve got two days of preschool behind us now. I am happy to report that there were no tears from either of us. Of course, that has everything to do with the fact that her preschool teacher is my mom. She has been excited to go to school at grandma’s house for months. She walked into the school room, spread out her arms and announced “I am here! I wore a dress!”
Yesterday after school she had a picnic outside with all her new classmates and their parents. She was beyond excited to show everyone her sandwich, her carrots and her applejuice. Don’t worry, she didn’t actually eat any of it…
She is having a great time, and I am so glad that she gets to play with my mom for a few hours each day. She is doing great, particularly for being the youngest kid in her class by at least 6 months. And some of those kids are more than a year older than her. But, we probably won’t live close enough next year for it to be feasible (I can’t stand Scott missing so much of Creamie’s life because he is commuting. We’ll move sometime next year.) So this is their only shot.
I found her dress and cute red maryjanes at the thrift store for $2 each. And when some other mom complimented her on her cute dress at the picnic she proudly said “My momma find it at D.I. (my favorite thrift store). And I got some surprised looks from a few, and some “oh-my-gosh-you-must-be-poor” look from the mom who drove the fanciest car. And she’s right. We are poor. And happy. And if I can buy a $35 Baby Gap dress for $2 I will. And Creamie will wear it proudly. So there.
And since we live close, but not super close, I have been spending the mornings while she is in school spread out on this quilt at the park with a notebook and a pen and trying to get my brain and my ideas all organized. But I found a picnic table near a power outlet, next week I might take my sewing machine….. Also, I can’t tell you how happy I am that summer is over. I’ve been wearing a jacket at the park in the morning and it’s still chilly. Hello Fall!