Monday, August 31, 2009

autumn blogs: school time (as dictated to alternamom)

It was great! We read a book and I had a sandwich for lunch. I went outside for recess. I went on a slide, and I also played in a sandbox. We played with a parachute at art class and we also drew pictures in art class. I made a friend before I went to art. She likes to swim. My teacher is the one who read the story. She also let us out for recess. She's a great teacher and I hope I see her again. I like the other kids. The bus ride was awesome and great. I have a mosquito bite on my head.

there she goes

Hey, see that kid up there? The one with the fuzzy skirt and the Cthulhu backpack? The one who grew up in the blink of an eye? That's my kid, and she's in kindergarten.

Yes, today was the small one's first day of school. Alarm clocks went off, french toast was eaten, a sappy note was tucked into a chartreuse lunch box and a tiny little girl walked off into the world without us.

We've been waiting so long for this day. Now that it's here I find myself at once breathing a sigh of relief and wondering where the time went. Wasn't she just learning the alphabet yesterday? Isn't she too little to ride the bus? Where the hell did these size 12 shoes come from? I've feared becoming one of those clinging, blubbering mothers who can't let go. You know, the ones who wail "They grow up so fast!" and use words like "blossoming." Yet, alas, here I am saying goodbye to my kiddo, mostly proud and excited, but a small (teeny tiny) part of me wishing she didn't have to go. I didn't cry, but I am mom enough to admit that I teared up just a little as she walked away. Just a little.

They really do grow up so fast.

P.S. As we were dropping her off, another child asked me if I have purple hair because I'm a mad scientist. I said yes.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a fresh start

Well hello there. If you're reading this you may have been directed here from my old blog, Sugar and Snails. Welcome to my brand new shiny corner of the blogosphere! If you're new to my inane ramblings about my fairly unremarkable life, allow me to introduce myself and the cast of characters who will appear here from time to time.

This is me. A young crafty mama with a passion for art, zombies, and espresso sundaes.

Adam, my sweet nerdy love. He is my best friend.

My number one girl, Autumn Rose. In her five short years she has taught me more about life than anyone else could. I want to be like her when I grow up.

Also living with us are Michele, Adam's mother, and Daniel, his 14-year-old nephew. We live in a yellow house in Ellicott City, Maryland, with one spoiled Lhasa Apso and two fancy rats.

Months ago, I stopped blogging. I was going through a period of change and a lot of stress, and I needed some quiet time to adjust and reflect. I'm finally ready to come back, and I've missed it so much. This blog is a fresh start for a new chapter in my life, and I look forward to seeing where it goes.