I don't have littles (or bigs for that matter) going back to school this year, unless of course you count the little peanut on the right who is back in school but as the teacher not the student.
Still I saw this picture and it made my insides turn to mush, and I didn't know what to do about that so here I am.
A friend posted a picture making her last first-day-of-school lunch for her son beginning his senior year and I thought, 'Now there's something I don't miss'. Which led me to thinking of what else I don't miss about school aged peeps in the house, which led me to a list. Two actually...
Things I DON'T Miss-
making lunches first thing in the morning every.single.day.
a child remembering at 8:30 PM they need to make a poster for tomorrow
no posterboard in the house
math mad minutes
strep throat, fevers, barking coughs, bronchitis, mono
'babysitting' a tamagotchi
the bus stop in rain or the dead of winter
selling wrapping paper, girl scout cookies, candy bars, cookie dough, holiday wreaths
Things I DO Miss-
the night before the first day jitters
first day photos on the porch
sisters in the same house, same state
new school clothes
after school conversations
bedtime stories and prayers
fixing little girl hair
the family dinner hour