Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


First Day of School

For the first time in a couple of years, I managed to get a picture of Pickle on the first day of school. He is usually running off before I can get the camera out. And, I dare not take one of him at school. How uncool of me to even contemplate.

Hot Rod was sort of the same way at school this morning. Here is a picture of the two kiddos walking up past the school construction. Little Bit's backpack and lunchbox are as big as she is.
And, the time honored picture outside the school sign. We have to get that. She was so happy. Loving her new outfit (thanks to her aunt and Godmother). Oddly enough, another kindergarten girl was wearing the same dress in a neighboring class. She made it off happy as a lark. A little shy around her classmates, but she'll be fine. Mom? Only a few tears before crying once I got home to the empty - and quiet - house.


  • At 3:03 PM, August 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We experienced in August 1995 what you experienced today, when our youngest went off to kindergarten.

    It was a whole lot more melancholy -- and the house was a whole lot more quiet -- this past Sunday night when we got the same little boy, now a college freshman, into his apartment and came home without him.

    So brace yourself for that, and give out hugs absolutely every chance you get over the next 13 years (even when they don't want it, because they really do).

    (And I know you do that anyway.)

  • At 9:42 PM, August 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 8:01 AM, August 27, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I cannot believe how big they doesn't seem like that long ago that I started babysitting - and that was before she was born!


    oops E, no names.

  • At 7:04 AM, August 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Whoops - sorry...! Didn't even realize I did that!

  • At 9:55 AM, August 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am so glad to have stumble across your blog. Great stories. Love the writing and you are a great mom.


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