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And School….

Today’s the day…

The day my daughter starts going to school five days a week.

Did I cry? Oh, you bet I did. I want her to be toddling around my house falling on her diapered butt again–only, you know, without all the diapers. But, I won’t bore you with yet another story of a mommy freaking out over her kid growing up.

No more little school, no more sleeping in to get caught up in between the days…

My family is officially on a schedule. This is nuts for me. My husband works from home, and my daughter and I–well we’ve been marching to our own drum for the past five years. Waking up when we want to, going to bed pretty late… just in general having all sorts of fun.

That isn’t to say having a set schedule doesn’t have its merits. Trust me, I know how important routines and such are… we just haven’t had a need for them. She’s a lot like me, and all about the spontaneity. (I like that word a lot more than chaos. It makes me sound so much cooler, don’t you think?)

But now, well–for the mornings at least, we have somewhere to be every single weekday.

It’s funny, I didn’t realize until this morning just how different all my clocks were. It’s not that any of them were wrong, per se, they’re just all set a couple of minutes apart.

I guess I’ll have to fix that… now, if I can just remember how to set them. 🙂

Happy School Beautiful Girl!!

Ishta Mercurio

Friday 3rd of September 2010

Jamie, your daughter is beautiful. And I love that she has a move called "the cobra"! LOL. That's awesome.

I am so with you, on every count. If I hadn't already failed miserably at the homeschool thing - my kids are 4 years apart, and it's too hard for me to keep them both going in the right direction in terms of educating them - I'd totally do it. I want to keep my little guys here with me all the time! *wipes teary eyes before kids see* And the whole getting-up-early thing, and planning vacations around when they'll be out of school? Yuck.

But 4 solid hours of writing time every morning - sweet.

Kelly Dexter

Thursday 2nd of September 2010

Oh my goodness, your daughter is too cute and I absolutely adore her outfit.

Here's to hoping the schedule ends up working for you!

Jamie Harrington

Thursday 2nd of September 2010

@Kelly Dexter, aw thanks! I am already very very sleepy... I think a nap or two is in order :)

Angela Felsted

Thursday 2nd of September 2010

She is a beautiful girl--love "The Cobra" by the way. I didn't think I'd be one of those mushy moms until I cried half the year sending my first child off to kindergarten. Then with the second, I didn't mind at all, and now with the third, I'm ready to toss her on the bus like a football.

Hmmmmmm, what does that say about my maternal instincts?

@jmartinlibrary

Thursday 2nd of September 2010

Aw, I know what you're feeling right now. It's bittersweet. And the cliche is totally true--the years when their small really fly by quickly, enjoy every minute!

Natalie Aguirre

Thursday 2nd of September 2010

Your daughter's adorable.

I work full time so my daughter and I have always been on a schedule. I so enjoy the weeks when I'm off and at home and not on schedule. Enjoy the time when she's in school to write.