It’s official friends. I have a preschooler. If you would have asked me what I’d be doing today five years ago, I’d probably say jet setting across the world. Or being a party planner sipping champagne all day. Or being a freelance designer and being artsy fartsy full time. Or possibly even wanting to rip my eyes out as an accountant. If you would have told me that I’d be sending my oldest to school, I would have laughed. Me? Two kids? At twenty eight? Never.
I always wanted to be a mother. I think it’s pretty much hard wired into most of us, but I always thought it would be a little later in life. That I would have a career first and then children. Not children and then a career. It’s okay. They’re the reason I rediscovered my passion for portrait photography and I wouldn’t have a business I absolutely love if it wasn’t for them. Having babies helped me discover who I am.
Vanessa sure has come a long way. I can’t believe I sent her off to her first day of school and she seems to love it. My little diva wouldn’t even give me a classic smiling pose.
No tears from me. I survived the first day. I surely thought that I would lose it. Especially after I was filling out a journal card for a Project Life binder I’m starting for her. She was her usual self, which made drop off easy. She walked in and gave the teacher’s aide a “flower” (it was a weed she picked on the side of the road) and walked in front of the other kids asking that she read a book about Elmo instead. Goodness, I love that girl.
I hope she loves her teachers. I hope she loves her classmates. But most importantly, I hope she loves learning. Happy first day of school little one!
Did you just send your kid(s) off to school for the first time? Tears?
Author: Maria Ibbitson (Craft Crazy Mom)
Navy Wife. Mother. Photographer. Crafter. Blogger. Obsessed with glitter, cotton swabs, and the color white. Fueled by coffee, stinky cheese and red wine. Adores her family, blogging and taking pictures along the way. This blog is dedicated to life, love & diy.