Today, Eve and I did some Back to School shopping...well, in this case...Going to School shopping. I've done fine with this...really I have. (I didn't cry when she went to Kindergarten Bootcamp...so I mistakenly thought I was ok.) We had already bought the book bag and some super cool Hello Kitty supplies and today we bought some clothes. Here's where the meltdown for Mommy happened...trying on the clothes. We got home from shopping about the same time as Daddy got home from work. Eve took her new clothes to her room and matched them up into little outfits. She then proceeded to try them all on...about half way through I lost it. She was so cute prancing around and deciding what day to wear what clothes...and I just started crying. I realized my baby is going to Kindergarten!!!
So, Eve realizes I'm crying and comes over to console me...she sits in my lap and is trying to be reassuring...which was all very cute. She gets right in my face and says to me "Mom, it's ok...I will always be your baby. It's normal for me to get bigger and go to school." Bless her heart! CRH's response was "Do you want to have another one?". This prompted me to immediately stop crying and ask him if he'd lost his freaking mind! No, I don't want another one...I just wanted more time with this one...which is funny...because I've not done a great job of always appreciating the time I've had with her as a baby...I've always been waiting for this stage and now that it's hear...I'm freaking out!
Here's the low down on school. Orientation is July 24th at 6pm. She starts July 29th for one half day. She returns on August 4th for full days every day...except they are out of school for holidays and/or teacher workdays on August 15th, August 29th, and September 1st. I find this funny...but it works out well. I was going to keep her out August 28th and 29th anyway when my parents come to visit...so this means one less day that counts against her absences.
I have not been homesick (no offense...but I LIVE in Hawaii) except tonight...I really wish my parents were here!! CRH is working and/or won't be here on her 1st days and he isn't really emotional about it anyway. I need my mom...she would cry with me on Eve's 1st day...damn 5000 miles...at least I can call her from the school parking lot where Mommy Meltdown #2 is sure to happen!