Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Going back to school in the middle of August?! It seems like a crime. In fact, last night I used the phrase "should be against the law" to describe the depravity of taking away two weeks of my glorious fun summer. But man, what a fun summer we have had--we made the most of it. And if we must go back...then we must. UGH....

Stella was a bit nervous this morning, but she was much less scared than she has been in years past. This I think is amazing and makes it so much easier as her mom to send her to school. Honestly, I would keep her home with me all day everyday if I could, but I know the social lessons she learns while going to school are invaluable. All the friend drama she went through last year produced a confident and comfortable new girl. She was ready to ask new people to play and willing to try new things. And let's not forget that she started a handstand game phenomenon that took the school by storm. I guess she's ready for third grade. BOOO!

Once we got to school and got her all lined up, she started seeing her friends and I could tell she was excited to be back. She got smiles and hugs and was ready to go. Her homeroom teacher is new this year, which makes me a bit nervous, but Stella has already decided that she likes her because she is "pretty." I'm so glad to hear that my daughter values beauty above all the other qualities you could find in a teacher ;)

Oh, and one last thing, that backpack. We know, it is huge. Stella is so over the character-themed backpacks of her past, but she is still wanting pink. We bought this online (got a great deal of course) and when it arrived, we were like woah...that is one big backpack! Because of its size, we think this backpack will last for years. Maybe she'll take it to college.

We hope she has a great year. So proud of my 3rd grader!!!

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