Ready For Lift Off

Last day of summer vacation for the Littles. Stuck inside at Grandma and Grandpa's house with thunderstorms all day. It turned out to be one of the best days ever. They used their imaginations all morning being Princess Paige and her Protectors; Spiderman and Wolverine.

They played nice with others, ate well, said all the right words (okay, sorry, excuse me, please..and did not call anyone stupid!) and they never even asked for Sponge Bob!!!

 This afternoon their imaginations had them playing secret agents/ninjas... using calculators for walkie-talkies, using words like "stealth" and "defeat" as they searched each room in my house for bad guys. I gathered them around me on the bed to play rummy and they actually listened, learned and did not cry when they didn't win!

I really think there was a force at play today, a dust-off-our-good-behavior vibe.....or maybe the God of back-to-school-prep...something very wonderful happened! They will be just fine tomorrow!

But what about their Mama.....and Grandma? There'll be teary-eyed pride thinking of these sweet little munchkins. The 3-year-old baby boy who welcomed twins into his taking them under his wing as he begins third grade (on the second level with the "big kids!) Brother and sister twins starting kindergarten.... letting go of each other's hand as they head to separate classrooms. Oh how the memories flood back at times like this. Not only do I think back on these babies, but to my older girls now in middle and high school. And if it's another rainy, dreary day....I'll probably recall all the way back to my own kids' first days of school!

But then I'll remember the 33 years I spent as a teacher and principal......33 years of new beginnings!
I was as excited as the kids EVERY single year! I know in my heart that their teachers will love them and guide them; launching a new year with discoveries and adventures that will cement their love of learning!  And the Kindergarten teachers, with their special powers... will lift and send the twins soaring on
this great journey called education.

This has been linked to the Grand Social over at Grandma's Briefs! Click here to read more great posts......and about HER Kindergarten-bound grandson!