East of Weedin'

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   Aug 13

Starting fresh

I want to apologize for the hiatus from this site. Transitioning to being a family of five turned out to be more than I anticipated and a blog was one more thing on a long list. However, I do want to continue with it and will be more consistent from here on out.

This summer has gone by in the blink of an eye. We’ve done our best to make it a great summer. Our days have been filled with swimming, sun, t-ball, frogs, gardens and more. Not to sound corny but it’s really been a storybook summer for us.It seems like it just started, though, and now it’s nearly over.

I am really not ready for August to end. My oldest will enter kindergarten the day after Labor Day and the thought brings a lump to my throat.

We’ve been fortunate in that we didn’t have to put our children in daycare. We’ve had her home and gotten to witness every milestone, discovery and learning moment.

Frankly, it’s hard to let that go. While of course we will still be there, it won’t be quite the same. She’ll be part of a world, that we are not. The day she walks through those doors, we will say goodbye to the first five years of her life and hello to a whole different world.

That’s the reality of being a parent and I’m excited for all the opportunities that are about to open up to her, but; it’s still difficult.

To get us ready, her mentally and me emotionally, we checked out a few books about going to kindergarten from the library. Most of them are kind of silly but reading about kindergarten has stoked her excitement which calms my fears.

The two books we have most enjoyed are Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come by Nancy Carlson and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.



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One Comment

  1. Willy Zimmer says:

    Welcome back. We have a bunch of tomatoes to use up and look forward to trying your bruschetta recipe.