Today we went to meet #1's teacher. He starts 4th grade Friday (WTH??). Not the starting school, the starting on Friday. Whose idea was that? Mini#2 starts kindergarten Tuesday (that slow entry deal most schools do for the wee new kids).
Me, the one who has always bragged that I was ok when #1 started kindergarten, is not so ok this time around. I kept telling myself I was fine, but if today is any indication, I may be headed for serious retail therapy after I drop mini#2 off on Tuesday. We went to Target for school supplies after Meet the Teacher..along with everyone else apparently. I juggled two lists, a cart, and two crazy boys. We got it all done except for an orange binder (Hello odd color choice!) and the beloved purchases were the new Bacugan backpack and Clone Wars lunchbox for mini#2. He has been wanting to pick out these 2 items for weeks!!! The red and navy blue monogrammed lobster lunchbox that he used for preschool occasionally and that I adore is just not going to fly in kindergarten! I have a feeling that the clothes choices are going to be cause for stressful mornings as well. Mini#1, if you may recall, only started protesting a few items last year! Anyway, I digress. After we made those purchases, we all gathered bags out of the cart to carry to the car and mini#2 decided to put on that Bacugan backpack...and, as I watched him proudly walk out of that store, my breath caught and I felt tears rise to my eyes JUST LIKE THAT. Stupid backpack. My world cup watching 5 year old is ready to take on the world and I'm wondering why 5 years had to fly by so fast.
Stay tuned. I'm sure another mushy post may be here in the very near future. Like Tuesday.
And, if I misspelled Bacugan, as I'm sure I did, it's because I'm a girl and I have no sick adoration for these round pain items that little boys love. Have you ever stepped on one??