Today is the second day of school, and I'm sadder than I was yesterday.
The seasons changed, literally overnight. It was cool and rainy, the kids needed jackets, and I threw on a pair of jeans.
I'm okay with Luke going to school. He loves it, he does well, he's confident, he's a good kid. Although I didn't get a kiss goodbye when the bus came, he zipped right away from me, excited to see his friends.
I did have concerns about Eliza. She's Mamma's girl, my little buddy, she can be a bit shy when she first meets you, but once she connects with you, you're her best friend. I thought that when the bus came, she would either cry, and not want to get on, or be okay, and climb aboard.
She needed to pose with her vanity.
Mike took a half day, E goes to afternoon kindergarten, so he was able to see her off. It was pouring out, so we waited at the garage door.....for almost 40 minutes!! I called the bus department, got their voice mail, and the box was full so I couldn't leave a message. I couldn't believe it. Well, I could, because I spent two days last week, making phone call after phone call to the bus department, because they had gotten rid of our bus stop!
Eliza was in a good mood, but since we were waiting so long, she started to get nervous. She asked for Teddy Bunny, but I told her Bunnies weren't allowed in school. The look on her face made me feel terrible, and she ran inside. I got her to go back outside by slipping her a couple of m&m's.
Finally, the bus came, I got a kiss this time, and she was off.
I was so annoyed at the bus being late, that I didn't cry like I thought I would. Mike and I went out for Mexican food and a margarita to celebrate the kids making it to school.
I go into work today for some training, this is so weird for me, to be going somewhere in the afternoons while the kids are elsewhere.
I'm excited, but feeling sad, I'm still a Mom, but I'm no longer a mom to babies, I'm a Mom to kids.
They still need me, but in a slightly different way.
But I need them too.