August 24, 2010
And Just Like That........
I suddenly have two mornings a week with no children in the house for the first time in four years. Today was the first day that they both went to school, and I have to say, even though I know this free time will only last about 10 more weeks, I really didn't know what to do with myself, other than to watch the clock and wait until 12:45 when I had to go pick them up. I did manage to get the bathrooms cleaned and four loads of laundry folded and put away in peace and quiet! And then on Thursday, I have a midwife appointment; plus I have a nursery to put together and decorate, so I know I'll find stuff to do with myself ;)!
Hattie is a pro at the school stuff and had no problem at all on her first day. She was all smiles and "Miss Social Butterfly!" Mary Ellen did fine when I dropped her off, but then I heard her crying while I was still in the building. She stopped after about 5 loooong minutes. Then I left, to leave on a good note! The director of the preschool called me around 11 a.m. to tell me she was a happy camper, playing, and there had been no more tears. I think I needed to hear that!
I am so proud of my girls who were both smiley and happy to see me when I picked them up at 12:45. First Day of School 2010 - a HUGE success!
Wisdom From the Pope
“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2