I sit here quietly now after the rush of the very, first school morning back for us this year. Yet I am overcome with memories of our long, lazy crazy summer. Still I am also whole-heartedly hoping for a smooth transition for both my girls this school year. Therefore, my back to school wishes for them are abundant.
However, I am still quite blown over that both my babies are clearly growing up.
As much time as I have had to prepare myself these last few months, today it was real, as well as so very clearly tangible for me to see.
Plus, I admit that mornings are never good here. But always happy when I can say that we made it in one piece onto the school bus on time, especially this first morning back. As well as content that we survived the back to school at school goodbyes.
Only an hour has gone by since that long goodbye. Now, I truly cannot believe how ridiculously quiet my house really can be.
“It is so quiet, I could hear a pin drop” actually has some truth to it.
See I literally dropped a metal paper clip I was going to use. And it really does make a loud noise when little people aren’t around to create all sorts of chaos and noise.
Once again no more babies here. Because of this it is the first time in years, I can see hours ahead daily (Monday – Friday) now without little kid distractions.
Yet as much insanity that can and has ensued here, I miss it so very much.
Nor am truly used to this silent pause.
I now have too much peaceful time on my hands now to contemplate my school wishes for this upcoming year for us.
But still I am trying to be as positive about it all. So, I am coming up with specific school wishes for my kids.
Therefore shedding light on my actual simple back to school wishes for my girls this upcoming school year below:
1. It has to get better.
You may be having a grumpy morning or not wanting to get out of bed or eat your breakfast. But I promise it will get better as your day goes on. So don’t forget to smile at some point. Also, remember even though you are not here with me, you are never far from my heart and thoughts.
2. Remember I love you.
Even when I am not there though during the school day, I hope to give you a gentle reminder that I am still am. Look for even the smallest of gestures. This could possibly be in the form of a note or picture in your snack bag to let you know that I do very much love you always.
3. At the end of the day I am here.
I know that 6 plus hours is a long time to be at school and away from home. But I promise to always be there at bus pickup with a smile and hug. This goes for the good days, as well as not not so good days. And even on the coldest, most miserable days, I’ll be there to welcome you back home.
4. Please share with me.
That you will remember or recall some of what you did each day to share with me, once you do return back home to me later in the school day.
5. I listen with my heart.
But even if you don’t think you can share with it with me though, please know that you can. Not only this, but that I will listen. Why? Simply because I love you deeper than any river or ocean could ever be.
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6. Dream big and never stop learning.
I know the dreaded after school homework is not what you want to do after working at school all day. Sometimes though we all have to do things we may not necessarily enjoy. Homework is one of those things. However, homework reinforces what you have learned. Plus, you continue to learn and become more well rounded. Trust me that your teachers aren’t trying to punish you with this homework. Homework and learning go hand-in-hand. So, they help you to essentially dream bigger.
7. All you need is sleep.
Bed time isn’t a penalty either. But is there so that you can be well rested for more days of school time fun and learning.
And when all else fails, only 179 mornings left until summer vacation. But who’s counting?!
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*This post was originally written for the One Word Blog Linkup. It was hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons and myself. The words were: Smooth or Wish.