Everything for the past few months has been leading up to this–her first day at kindergarten.
We rushed to find the house so she could go to school, but the house is not ready yet so we’re staying at my grandmother’s house this week.
My grandmother has lived in her house for more than fifty years. It’s the one place that has been the same my whole life. Everything is so comfortingly familiar–my grandad’s recliner, the rug, the guest bedroom. I’ve had many pictures taken during my childhood on those same steps in front of her house. I can’t think of a more fitting place for Lane to have her picture taken on this day.
I’ve tried not to be too sentimental during these last few days because I know that we made the most of all the days in the middle.
New outfit, check.
New hair clips.
New lunch box.
Fun trip to Chick-hooray to celebrate.
I don’t have any more days of not needing to be anywhere by 7:30 in the morning. I’m ready for this new chapter. I’m desperate for routines, feeling settled, and getting to write here more.
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Here’s to a new week, and a new school year!