I'm a Little Distracted



I'm a little distracted.

The kids started school today and I'm wearing two different shoes.

That's not a by-product of my being distracted, though. I was wandering around my back yard and stepped in a big pile of dog poop because my whole mind and heart were a few miles away with Ana as she starts Middle School. That's the distracted part.

I did NOT cry. Not while watching Ana walk into the school, nor after stepping in the dog poop. I kind of FELT like it both times, but I didn't.

My husband and I have a tradition of going together to take the girls to school on their first days. Jane started a new school today, too. She was a little nervous but once we got into school, she was really excited. And really ready. (Gosh, I love that little face. It's impossible to capture Jane on film though because she never stops moving so pictures of her never really look like her to me. Then again, the pictures from today aren't terribly good anyway. I was a little distracted.)

Here's Ana, walking away into her new world, along with my heart.


(She's the one with her hand up. I tried to edit the photo to point to her but I just couldn't get it done today. See what I mean? Distracted.)

Comments

Ei said…
Hugs mama! I listened to the parents at church tell about starting the Coming of Age year with their kiddos and I was a wreck just observing.

This parenthood thing shows no mercy.
Becca said…
hug!
Mine has one more year of daycare then kindergarten and I think What? But I only went into labor last Thursday...
Karen ~ said…
I took my oldest to his first day of high school yesterday. I think one tear did sneak out as I drove away. I feel your distraction. But my shoes do match.
Miriam said…
Did you make it through the day? I sympathize with your angst... it's so hard to watch them go. PLUS they look confident while doing it. Sheesh.
kim said…
Aw..... Hugs! They are so adorable.
MadMad said…
I hate the first day back. My husband and I also always go, and then I spend the rest of the day worried and, as I'm sure I've said before, dying for them to get home and tell me everything. Especially on the first days of major changes, like starting middle school. So sorry about the dog poop!
Georgi said…
I used to sit in my car and cry on the first day of school. I would start when they left the car and not stop for the rest of the day. And the always loved the first day.lolol