School starts Friday, people! Oh, how I love getting the kids ready for school. I hate the shopping part, but I love once it is all done.
I love to spread out the supplies on the floor. The touch, the smells. MMMM I really love bringing the kids to school. That electricity in the air. Everything is so crisp and fresh. Uniforms are pressed and new. Backpacks are bright and stiff and loaded down with supplies. The kids are shocked to be up so early and walking around in a daze! Everyone is so nice and quiet and excited.
My oldest is in college. She leaves the house like any other day.
My middle is in high school. He'll catch the bus and bring home a list the first day. Then me and a zillion other mothers will be racing to the store to pick through the supplies that are left over.
My youngest is in her last year of middle school. I'm enjoying this year as much as I possibly can. The supplies are purchased. The uniforms are hung. The backpack is bulging with supplies. The shoes are bright white.
I'll drive her to school that first day. I'll watch her get out of the truck and with a quick, "See ya later!" she'll be gone. Her friends are waiting to share in the excitement of that first day. It brings tears to my eyes as I type this out. My baby won't be my baby for much longer.
We use to gather, us moms, that first day of school and have breakfast to celebrate our houses staying clean and no more fights. No more dirty dishes and kids staying up all night! This year is gonna be very different for me.