{A Really Weird Tuesday}

this tuesday just feels wonky.
it's the 100th day of school which to a kindergartener, is a big deal and the day will be filled with all kinds of 5 year old fun...so aubrey is staying full day.
sniff sniff.

...she wanted a picture of her fancy pony...and see that homemade 100 day necklace...

remember she is the only k'er that is half day in a school of over 250...and i am way more then fine with that. we make the most of our time together and this is it for us folks...the big bad first grade (just kidding ya know...i heart first grade!) starts next year and we have no options then...but she does stay all day for extra special days and today is one of them.

so, on tuesdays i usually scoop aubrey up then go pick up riley for lunch. today it was just riley and i. which let me tell you, was so delightful and awesome...we chatted uninterrupted, browsed through the lands end kids catalog, watched a family of deer run through the snow at our favorite park and really, really talked and i loved every minute of it....but there was no aubrey.

forgive my crazy hair

then after the long, lonely car ride home i came in to a very quiet house. no little 5 year old running around asking for playdoh or paint or popsicles.
it's just me.
and it's so darn quiet.
eerie even.

so, i'm sitting here thinking of what next year will feel like.
if i'm not subbing (or don't have a full time job...don't even get me started there...talk about WONKY!!!) this is what my afternoons will look like! eeeeekkkkkk

so this is my plan.
vacuum and mop.
listen to one of my fav songs ever a few more 100 times.
do my borrowed buddies workout dvd.
try not to faint.

then go pick up my baby.
i swear i'm gonna be first in the parent pick-up line!!
her in my lap is the only way this wonky day can be normal again!:)

have a happy,


  1. I remember this moment so well... so hard letting go. Now my youngest is in third grade! Where does the time go? Have a great week!


  2. Eve goes all day. And it was wonky. And it did take a while to get used to. Be kind to yourself as you make the transition, but don't waste the time you have left mourning the future. It's all good.

  3. Hey, I do that workout too! Weird doesn't even begin to explain how it feels full day. But baby steps... life changes are hard... I'm here for ya! PS... you better hold on to those few free days because as soon as your stuff is in they'll be scooping you up into that elementary school!