Friday, July 23, 2010

Breakfast of champions

I'm interrupting the previously scheduled spring 2010 updates to write about our mommy/daughter date this morning.

I surprised Lindy with a breakfast of champions at one of her favorite places in the world. I can't imagine why she didn't want to wear the complimentary hats they give to customers...

See, I did TRY to add a little nutrition with some milk that wasn't the strawberry or chocolate variety.
Oh, by the way, the box is NOT filled with tasty treats for the rest of the weekend. It was just to help me get to the table since I had my hands full.

She really does have the sweetest little lips!

After our little treat, we went to a local store to do some--gulp, choke, sob--shopping for school supplies. Normally, I LOVE school and office supplies but knowing a month from today our little sweetie starts Kindergarten, they just didn't seem as beautiful to me.

The Kindergarten supply list was pretty short and sweet and we successfully got all our supplies in one stop. No need to wait for the madness of the tax free holiday in August or drive around town to place after place. We conquered it in one fell swoop! I will admit I did consult a couple more seasoned moms to make sure I didn't have to get EXACTLY what was listed. For example, I didn't get her a 9"x6"x 3" plastic box. Instead, I threw all caution to the wind and got her a 8 5/8" x 5 5/8" x 2 5/8" plastic box. Hope they'll let her in and we won't be blacklisted. I am sure they won't mind that I got the three pack of 200 count tissues, instead of two boxes of the 130 count. The only thing we didn't buy were #2 pencils. I am ASSUMING the hundreds of unsharpened pencils we already have with fairies, princesses, pumpkins, and other novelty characters will suffice. If you are a teacher in the local area, let me know if that is a false assumption.

It is so hard for me to believe this is about to happen.
Surreal. Bittersweet. Wonderful. Awful.

Daily I find myself asking whether I've done enough. I know I haven't done everything I've wanted. I know, I know she is not leaving home for good BUT she will be leaving for eight hours a day. My heart already feels so empty knowing she'll be gone.

I look forward to the next month we have together before we start the craziness of a new routine. Come August, there won't be surprise sugar-laden breakfasts and impromptu pajama days but I know there will be so many wonderful opportunities for Lindy and I'm truly excited for her!


Sharon Ankerich said...

What a wonderful date to have! EK would LOVE that treat too! Thinking of you as you get ready to send her off. She will be in great hands and will LOVE it!!! :) Praying mostly for you!!!

Jill said...

what a fun day for you both! i'm pretty sure they only really need #2 pencils when they are taking scantron-type tests...and i don't think they do that in kinder :) but, it has been a while since i've been in the classroom so i'm not totally sure.
i find myself so excited for scarlett and yet so sad that she'll be gone so much of the day. it is truly bittersweet. at least i'll be in good company!

Football and Fried Rice said...

I can't believe it!! First of all - LOVE sprinkled doughnuts for breakfast (and lunch and dinner & snacktime!!) mmmm.......

but school supplies!?! Really? Did you have to bring it up?


It's coming, isn't it??

Ellie said...

oh FUN! and she does have the sweetest little lips :)

patty said...

i am reading this from my spot at dunkin' donuts... ;)
sweet photos, and she is beautiful!

Mary Lou said...

She is the cutest..
Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting today.

JinXiu said...

what a fun day for both of you. I cant believe school is right around the corner.
I also love crspy creams. my favorite

yes we were in the april 2005 lid group. but i wasnt very active