I pretty much finished the playrooms inside last night. ( Well, bar the cassette and CD racks that Randy is still putting up. See.. I have decided he has ADD. He is organizing them before he hangs the rack. Organizing is good when you arent on a deadline and have too many things to do before THEY come back. But I dont find it too snazzy right now. ) Anyway , the rooms are ready. I even put fresh paint in the paint tins and brand new markers on the art table. I know, it all sounds easy but there are over 100 "must have" items that have to find a home. Maybe trying to paint one of the playrooms after our hectic summer schedule was too much . But it is done now and it looks good.
So... here I sit on my front porch....
Today I move to the outside. I will put a fresh coat of paint on the playhouse. Wash all the toys that have sat untouched all summer, fill the sand and water table, buy some new " learning equipment" ( aka --TOYS!) and put new ground cover down . I have a busy day planned. I need to get all that completed before 6 pm when I get to meet THEM at the park for a play date.
As I sit on the porch and drink my cream with a little coffee...
I watch the kids get on the school bus. Isn't it cool how around 5 - 10 they are still excited about getting on that big yellow bus? Somehow that joy diminishes as they get older. I watch the neighbors get their two daughters off the school for the first day this year. It was cute to watch them take pictures on their front porch - grinning and hoping no one saw them. One of my kid kids from last year drove by on his way to kindergarten . His dad saw me and honked. I said a little prayer for him. I hope he has a good day. The traffic is picking up and cars are filing by with anxious and excited children headed back to school with a clean slate - ready to start a new year.
Here I sit on my front porch.
The " THEY " I am referring to is my preschoolers. I am so excited for school to start back on Wednesday. I have 11 returning so I expect this will be a wonderful year. As I sit and reflect the weeds are growing in my flower beds that I want " just perfect " for my kids- so I better get off my porch and get busy. Wednesday will be here before you know it.
I think I will sit on my front porch a few more minutes and hope one of my kids comes by.