The day before school was to start, I finally opened my kids backpacks from May.
Man, I found some treasures there. I won't clue you on what I found in their lunch boxes because, well, that would be just plain gross. I mean, I sorta have some standards in my oversharing....
Yesterday was the first day of school for my little 3rd and 5th graders.
Notice which one thinks they are dressing up over the other? Yeah, whatever you feel comfortable in my darlings. Shorts are totally dressy with your leopard tennis shoes. You know I DO choose my battles and let's face it, you can't really swing from the monkey bars in a dress, right? Sidenote: This day might be the cleanest they ever were all summer. Shhh... don't call DHS. They DID swim a lot.
3RD GRADE Y'ALL! I can't believe it! She came home saying it was the worst day EVAH!!!! My social chairman was quite bothered by pre-3rd grade friends impeding her efforts in making new friends. Tough world out there when you want to be liked and find the "just right fit" to your personality. Somehow I don't think it will be hard for her in the long run. I do love her spirit in trying to meet new people and not be intimidated by the mere thought of doing so.
Like most of us in our comfort zones. Or maybe this is just me.
Just five days ago, this shit was yanked out of her mouth. Thankfully, she's recovered with flying colors.
This beauty was trying to make it through the day with someone acknowledging her presence. I've got to think that somewhere down the line, she'll make it out and ahead in this big bad world and will be better for it. She has soo much to give in a big funky douchey world. I 'pray' someone special out there will realize her worth, beauty and dedication. I tell her to not suffer the fools but in all honesty, I want to go and kick every fucker's asses out there that shun her attempts at a friendship. But I can't and have to equip her with the tools to survive. This shit-storm called 5th Grade.
The jury is out on her shitty-ass teacher.
In other news, my husband wore this t-shirt to meet the teachers. I'm quite sure he's winning friends and influencing people with his style.
God, I LOVE THESE GIRLS WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL!!! I don't want them to go back into the cruel, big, bad world. I want to wrap them in my cocoon and surround them with love, acceptance and pure accolades of their awesomeness.
I don't think I'm biased. You?
I hope they know they are worthy of all of these positive and loving emotions and feelings throughout their lives. They deserve nothing less.
and I will kick someone and anyone's ass if they don't treat and give them this in return.