I woke up this morning with a little spring in my step. In three days, my peaceful, boy-free house will be reclaimed for seven whole hours a day. Yippee!! I will pop out of bed like a songbird and start belting out, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” (This holiday medley also makes an appearance during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.) Back to school means back to sanity.
My daughter really loves going to kindergarten. This morning she jumped on my bed at 6:50am and yelled "Kindergarten, kindergarten......" She is so excited about going. The one person who is not loving kindergarten is her younger 3 year old brother. ...more
This morning I dropped off my daughter to her first day of Kindergarten. I had to take my 3 year old son with me so I knew it was going to be a short drop off. We took pictures of my daughter at home and then we were off to school. I thought it was going to be sad, dramatic but it wasn't. ...more
Gigi, my five-year-old, wants to know everything about... EVERYTHING! Questions, questions, questions. all. the.time. I love her inquisitive nature and her thirst for knowledge, but boy can it be exhausting answering every question she has. So in order to help both of us out and turn her curious mind into actual factual learning, we made together an "Everyday Board." There are two important aspects of the everyday she needs and wants to know: Weather and Time. I broke them down on the board in 5 different ways.
Yay, back to school time! Sure, new stuff might soften the landing a bit for kids who are reluctant and cranky about starting the new school year. But what if you don't need anything to buy anything new this year? What if the school stuff they were just using back in June is still fine and acceptable for September?
I had a day off today so I rounded up the kids and we went on a field trip to Target. I had to return the Frozen movie I had purchased because a friend got it for my daughter. I had no idea that Target had a policy that electronics had to be returned within 30 days. Luckily they were really nice about it. Plus it helped that it wasn't open and in perfect condition. They gave me a 19 dollar gift card....more
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