Today you started third grade.
You were up at 6:30am after a bit of gentle prodding (it’s hard to get up early again after a summer of late sleeping) and had a breakfast of bagel with cream cheese, OJ, and vitamins. It’s your breakfast of choice during the school year – at least it was in second grade.
You chose to wear long shorts and a long sleeve t-shirt telling me that you weren’t yet ready for pants. The new shoes bought for you a few weeks back are already worn with extended outside use – especially while climbing trees in the backyard.
The bus comes to this house a bit later than at our last house (which means you get to sleep at least a half-hour more). You and Anna and I waited out on the front porch for the new bus driver.
You didn’t seem nervous, in fact I’d say you were excited.
The bus pulled up, you climbed right on, and off you went.
Today your sister really wanted to get on that bus with you.
Today you ate “back to school” cupcakes baked by Katie when you got home. You ran around a bit outside, watched Cyberchase online, and had an apple along with more than enough cupcakes.
You were mad that we wouldn’t take you to Target to get a new Buzz Lightyear.
You got over it.
In the late afternoon you and Anna danced and sang and argued and whined a bit about the Wiggles before we ate chicken nuggets, fruit salad and french fries for dinner.
Around 7:45pm you took a bath and put your jammies on and asked me to read the next chapter in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
Today you and I had a great talk about conversations. Before you feel asleep we talked about your day and how it went and what was your favorite part. I asked you questions, you answered, and then you asked me questions about my day. You told me that third grade was cool.
Your sparkly eyes told me even more.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT DOING THIS | Doing this forces me to slow down, to reflect, to remember the little details, and to feel lots of love in my heart for this awesome kid. This is what I love about memory keeping.
SPECIAL OFFER FROM PAPERCLIPPING.COM
As many of you know, Noell Hyman has more than 150 scrapbooking video tutorials on her website at Paperclipping.com. Normally the cost to access these tutorials is $55 for six months but for today and tomorrow only you can use coupon code BA2BC to save $25 off a membership, dropping the price from $55 to $30.
Check out the Paperclipping.com Membership Page to learn more and sign up.
I’ve also really been enjoying participating in the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast discussions from time to time. You can check out the latest episode here.
* Please note that I’m an affiliate for Paperclipping.com.