Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Yesterday was the first day of school for my girls. I have to admit that I hated to see them go back to school. I like having them near me. Maybe you have heard me say that before.

But, send them back to school I must. And in that case, I decided to make the best of the situation and have a party.

So, I invited the women in my ward over for a little back to school breakfast. Just like my mom used to do. And it took my mind off my absent girls. Except, it made me realize that I haven't made an effort to make new friends in a long time. And then it made me start wondering how I am perceived by others. But, I had to stop that- and not go there. Cause that can get depressing. (Please tell me I'm not the only one who ever has these thoughts.) So I didn't go there and I had a great time.

It was nice to visit with a few ladies. And eat.

When I picked up my newly-kindergartened middle daughter this afternoon, I asked her what she learned today. She told me, "I didn't learn today. That teacher doesn't teach us ANYTHING!"

That cracked me up. What I think is that she has a sneaky teacher- because middle daughter learned a few things, like what a cube is. And how to draw a picture of what she does to get ready for school. And how to sit properly in a classroom.

To sum up: it has been a good first week of school so far. And I have remembered to pick them up both days. (remember this post?)

Happy Wednesday.


farmerswife17 said...

Sometimes I love my comfort zone, and friends I already know a little too much. Luckily with my husbands calling in EQ it has been stretching me to get out of that zone, as we have been teaching temple prep for a few weeks.

What a fun idea to have a breakfast with friends. You are a wonderful example to me in all you do. Or at least the things you share in your blog. :)Thanks!

Mouse said...

Rachel has been loving this whole 'kindergarten' thing. This morning Haley was really tired and asked if I would walk her into her class and Rachel said, "I'll go by myself Mom." The first day of school I walked Rachey into her class and she just waved at me like "Finally! Don't let the door hit you on the way out." Thanks again for the breakfast, always a good way to take your mind off of leaving your babies in the care of virtual strangers (a small sob).

Nathan said...

Before I know it, my daughter will be going to kindergarten and learning about cubes and getting ready for school pictures.

I think I'm already getting depressed about that.

(And you are definitely not the only one who worries about how other people perceive them. I think that should be added to the list of universal issues.)

Shannon said...

We start school in two weeks. So far, I'm not sad, but I will miss having everyone around. I love the idea of a back-to-school breakfast. I'll have to think more on that one. Hmmm...

Wendy said...

Wow School started already down there, huh?? Kinders can be the cutest little things, especially in what they try to tell us at the end of their school day.

That Breakfast idea... is a good one.

Heidi said...

good job remembering with the whole first wed of the year going on!
Glad it went well and that Ellie has joined the ranks of being smarter than them all in kindergarten. what could she possibly need to learn this year?

Hope you had some good company on Monday for breakfast. Don't worry, people will love you for who you are! Glad you put yourself out there!

Sandi and Curtis said...

I had a great time at the breakfast! Thanks for inviting us Moms who are now Grandmas and don't have kiddos at home. It was great visiting!!!! Not to mention your incredible crepes! Great idea.