Before I had children I could have never imagined the emotions they would put me through on a daily basis. Today has been one of those days. Full of low lows and high highs.
Today was my little girl's first day of school.
This morning she cried. She begged me not to make her go. She threw her shoes across the room and then threw herself on her bed. I was stressed, anxious. I envisioned her throwing herself on the kindergarten classroom floor 2yr old style kicking and screaming at the top of her lungs. I sprouted another white hair, which really isn't fair, I'm too young for white hair!
I really didn't think it would work but wasn't sure what to do. I called her into my room and let her rummage around in my jewelry box. I told her she could pick whatever she wanted (after hiding a diamond bracelet), and could wear mama's jewelry to the first day of school. She picked this...
Not only that, but it was the most beautiful necklace in the entire world and all of her new friends would love it!
Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you are feeding your child a bunch of BS and they are going to call you on it? Of course I wanted her to feel that we were close to her, but wasn't sure she was going to buy my story. I waited with held breath.
She looked at me long and hard. I didn't breath. Then, the corners of her mouth started to turn and there was a smile!! A real smile! We wiped away the last of the tears and she promptly looked in the mirror and said "Mom, I kinda look like a princess, dontcha think?"
Well, of course!!
She went off to play and 20 mins later or so she brought me back this...
Melt my heart! So of course I am sporting my new bracelet and will never take it off!
covered button hair pretty She picked the fabric, I picked the dress....
She told me tonight that she made the bracelet for herself to finish off her outfit but it ended up too big so she gave it to me. Slightly crushing, but it remains on my wrist regardless. :)
Do you have a little one that started school for the first time this year? How did it go?
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