Monday, August 24, 2009

A New Year

I know, I know! It's not really the New Year and yet for those in school or with kids in school THIS is it. More important and more of a milestone than January 1st.

It's the beginning of a new school year and this means endless possibilities, a true new start and a new backpack and lunch box too! Conor went to school this morning with a backpack brimming with 4 newly sharpened, cedar scented pencils that were my favorite as a child. (they simply write better) 24 colored pencils, crayons, scissors, erasable pens, a binder, paper, etc. Reid was asked to bring even more supplies but they were to be shared with the entire class. Taking a cue from his brother, he also simply had to have a binder, as this was the mark of a true "older' student. Katie was required to bring nothing. (yet) Im sure that will change.

My kids are excited by the possibilities of a new school year. New friends, teachers, opportunities and challenges. It's perhaps even more special this year as several people from our street are also in kindergarten and 2 of them are in Katie's class so we are able to play on the playground with them and walk home with them.

As we were walking home Katie's little friend Andrew noticed that Katie was dragging her backpack and offered to carry it for her. Andrew's mommy and I just laughed. It's really sweet to see their friendship. and I'm so thankful to have good neighborhood friends my kids enjoy playing with.

It's going to be a great school year!

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