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Aug 24 2006

Back to School

A started kindergarten today. Hallelujah! It’s been a long time in coming; he’s been ready for at least a year, if not longer. And to every single person who said I’d be sad but I’d be ok after awhile…nah nah nah nah nah nahhhhhhh!!!!! Gimme a break! Big smiles all around. I don’t know who was happier, me or Tom or A. A came bounding downstairs this morning, all excited because he was going to school today. Thank God. The last week or so he’s been alternating between “can’t wait” and “no, I’m not going.” So today was great. He’ll be going afternoons, but today was a phase-in day, so he had to go this morning. Tomorrow is the real deal. The commute may kill me (20+ minutes), but there are two others in our carpool, so at least I only have to make the trek once a day, and every third week I’m off. : ) Starts next week.

It’s funny. A is at the point now that I remember clearly. I remember kindergarten so well. I got to take the bus, I had a wonderful teacher (who said I had poor fine motor skills; one master’s in flute performance later…though my handwriting is still atrocious), we moved mid-year and I got to keep going to the same school… I’m so excited for him. A is at the beginning of a wonderful adventure.

And I’m at the start of a new chapter in my life. School-aged kid’s mom. With J sleeping in the afternoon and A at K, there’ll be time to get caught up on so many things I’ve put off. A and I get along so much better when we’re not bouncing off each other all the time, so I hope he and I will fight less (please oh please). So it’s exciting for all of us.

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