My children started school last week, my youngest going to Kindergarten for the first time. He absolutely LOVED going! It made me a little sad thinking of all that I would miss out on without him at home for a large part of the day, every day. I know, I know, we have to go through it and they have to grow up, but it’s hard to let go sometimes.
But when I shake myself out of my selfish feelings of holding on…I am so happy that he is enjoying himself!! My older son was not quite as excited about school this year (grade 3) but he still goes willingly and enjoys his friends and is still young enough to come home and tell me all about his day! I love hearing about what sparked their interest, and what games they played in the schoolyard, who they played with, and how much they liked/disliked something! It makes me proud too to see how confident they are, and how competent they are without mom and dad right there by their side! They are really good boys and I am so blessed to have them!!
Now, how did my days go without any kids at home?? Well, lets see…I had two play dates of my own for a change! I had my friend Peggy over and we had a lovely time stamping together, and another day, I went to lunch with a friend…in the middle…of…the …week!!! I hardly remember the last time I did that! Certainly before children! So, no, I was not lonely, and I did take advantage of my time without my boys pulling me in two different directions! I enjoyed the quiet time too, as there are few of those with them around! But when the clock strikes 2:15 and I have to go pick them up, I am so happy to see them!
I do have a card to share with you today… thanks for bearing with me!
Flourishes has a SKETCH CHALLENGE on this week and all those who play have a chance of winning all four of their NEW RELEASES!! I always enjoy their challenges, but this certainly makes it even more exciting!!
For the “feel of fall” sketch challenge I decided to use the Autumn Flourishes set combined with Three Bugs in a Rug Autumn Harvest paper. I punched a series of leaves from a dusty durango strip of paper, then used a border scallop punch just along the edge to create my border. I added some green punched leaves, a pewter spiral, and a strip of American Crafts ribbon to the top of the main image panel instead of a bow.