No clever and pithy titles today, I'm kind of in shock. Stunned that the summer is over, that my firstborn is a first grader, and that I'm now in charge of Box Tops and Campbell's Labels for the entire school. How did that happen (actually, I volunteered for it, but think I might have gotten in over my head)?
I knew Rebecca was nervous about her first day. I mean, she is my little stress case daughter, and I have to admit that even I was a tad nervous about today. Of course, I couldn't send her off without a little mascot, a good luck charm and symbolic hug. I made up this little Pencil Pal the other night, and when she pulled it out of her backpack pocket this morning on the sidewalk, the look on her face was just priceless to me. She smiled and said, "Mommy, this just chased away all the butterflies in my stomach." I hope so, sweet girl, I hope so.
I also wanted to introduce myself to Rebecca's new teacher and offer my help if needed, so I filled up a pretty jar with these fun paper clips that I got at Staples.
Some of that decorative scrapbook paper and ribbon, and a note that said "if you ever need a hand please don't hesitate to call me," and I think we've all started the school year off on the right foot.