Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When Does 2 + 2 = 0 ???

On the first day of school!!
Two kids headed off to high school
(very early in the morning)

plus two more kids headed off to elementary school
equals zero kids home with me during the day.
This fellow marched up the hill far ahead of David, Grace and me.
He seemed ready to take on the world

I think there were a few butterflies as he waited patiently for the bus to arrive.
and I know Grace was more than a little nervous to start a new school year.

but overall, everyone seemed to have a great first
(and second)
day of school.
No tears!!
(from me)
(and the kids didn't cry either!)
Here are the high schoolers making their way home at the end of Day 1.
And how better to celebrate the start of school
than cupcakes decorated with sprinkles!
It has been pretty quiet at home I must admit.
Though I am enjoying the reprieve right now,
 I am sure the long quiet days will get lonely.
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Elizabeth Stone
I know a little better each year the meaning of that statement.
I feel a little piece of my heart goes out the door with them each day.

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