Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Preparations are Underway

It is August. How that happened so quickly I can not say. But the calendar confirms that summer is drawing to a close.

Youngest has been weighed, measured, & evaluated. Vaccinations have been shot into her arms, blood has been drawn from her arm and there have been attempts to collect other bodily fluids. Records of her teeth have been recorded and filed; and uniforms have been fitted and requisitioned. She still needs to report for grooming and supply pick-up. But she seems to be well on her way.

Through all of the tasks she has kept her head-up and a positive attitude in place. Well, except for the shots - but who can blame her? They hurt like H***. Though it would appear she is preparing to depart for boot-camp, I remind myself it is only kindergarten.

Being last appears to have its definite perks (at least from the parent's standpoint). She is now showing no fear. She smiled and chattered so happily at the uniform shop, that the owner gave her a new hat with her school patch embroidered on it. Which is really lucky for her, because they are not allowed to wear them at school, so why would I ever shell out $12 for a hat? At the dentist yesterday, she was so thrilled to finally be the one behind the door she willingly allowed them to x-ray, poke and prod. Only looking to me for reassurance a few times.

Her confidence has grown to the point where she is joking about how she will hug Boy each time she sees him at school. It is now less of an unknown and more of an adventure. But, still when I watch her play in the yard I wonder: how could this have happened so quickly?


  1. Just hope her bravery lasts until the end of the first day. Kim said from day 1 "I am not going to school. ON day one (unfortunatly we lived across from the school) she walked in brvely saw a friend sat down. Ah no tears. Until recess. The doors opened and like a sprint runner here she came across the street up the stairs screaming, "I tried it I don't like it and I'm not going back"

  2. Smallest goes to full day Kindergarden this year too. I have waited 15 years for that day. It will be good, but I'd still rather have all the Weasels home with me.

  3. i can't believe our baby is starting school! and where the heck did this summer go to anyway?? i swear, you know you're getting old when summer only lasts for a month!

  4. ~kathy: lol! I can picture that!

    ~weaselmomma: I hear ya - I have enjoyed my time this summer and am sad it is ending.

    ~nonna: you needed a short summer to tell ya you're getting old? ;)

  5. The summer went by so fast this year. Kaden had to get shots the other day & it killed me.


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