Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School

Have you ever felt like this?

I sure have! Especially lately with my typical back to school blues. (In fact, I am pretty sure Elijah learned that pouty face from me...or maybe his mama- haha.) Anyway, we are back in school full swing. Today was the beginning of our third week of school, and for me things are still not settled. This is the time of the year that I dislike kids, new schedules (one can hope), new teachers, new administration (this year again)...the newness feels disconcerting to me, and I struggle to get organized, to regain the momentum of last year, and to form a bond with a whole new group of middle school children, who normally rebell against that whole bonding thing. I am SERIOUSLY back at work here, folks!

I will say that this sweet face, waiting for me when I arrive takes away ALL of the frustration, the anxiety, the worries, the just DISAPPEARS completely when I see things like this:

Baby updates: He says mama. He sits up by himself. He is 7 months old this week. He has three teeth on the bottom in the front and two more coming in on the top. He smiles at anyone and everything. He is THE happiest boy I know. I am THE proudest grammy on earth.

Here's hoping something sweet will make you smile this week!


natalie said...

Oh, my. He is TOO cute. We can't wait to see you Saturday!

Arizaphale said...

Oh my I have been so busy myself and missed this! He is such a sweetie! I am not surprised your worries melt in the sunshine of his smile. How's his mama getting on?
(Oh and I FEEEEEEL your pain on the 'new' everything at the beginning of a school year)