17 August 2010


They didn't cry.

They smiled, chattered, laughed, and constantly asked When are we leaving? School is no longer an unknown entity.

Their teacher isn't a stranger, she's a best friend.

And the school room is as familiar as their own home. They gleefully ran toward their first day and didn't look back.

I'm simultaneously proud and catatonic.

Hold me?


Lynda said...

Awww, so cute! I'm glad they love school!

Annie said...

Great pictures of beautiful kids! Luke returns next week, and Sophie 2 weeks later. I hope our smiles are as bright as yours.

Grant said...

Healthy, happy, beautiful kids who look forward to school? What kind of Bizarro universe am I in? You're going to ruin people's conception of the South as a rural, decadent miasma.

Michael from dadcation.com said...

I bet your drive to drop off said kids doesn't take over an hour, does it? Therefore, you win!

Megan said...

Love it! So much better than the screaming, leg-clinging and heartbreaking entrance some kids make.

sybil law said...

Awwwwwwwwwww - they are so freaking cute!!!
Is the silence astounding at home?!

Mommycosm said...

SO cute!

We have another 2 weeks before school. Gah. I will be the one both crying and skipping away from the bus carrying both kids to school for a FULL DAY.

I'm only kinda freaking.

Patois42 said...

Consider yourself held. Tightly.

Steph said...

They are SO CUTE.

I missed the first day of school for the first time in 8 years. Jason drove them, they called me from the car, and he even remembered to take the first day of school pictures.

Still. I am disgruntled.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Lynda - Thanks, hon!

Annie - I hope so, too. :)

Grant - That's because we're in the parallel universe, Grant, where South is actually North and we won. MWHA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

Muskrat - Nope. 'Bout 10 minutes. I know. I suck.

Finn - Truly better.

Sybil Law - It is completely astounding! I cleaned the shit out of my kitchen!

MommyCosm - Yeah. Next year will be the first year all three are gone for a full day. I don't know what I'll do with myself for six hours five days a week!

Patois - Thanks, hon. :)

Stephanie - I would be disgruntled, too. But, I'm glad Jason took pictures. He's a good guy! :)