Yes, that’s me on my first day of school, sometime in the early 80s…please note the Strawberry Shortcake bag. She was my favorite. (So much so that I just bought Harper this shirt…)
Speaking of H, this photo makes me go “Awwwwww!” She soooooo wanted to stay with Cole and go to Kindergarten, too. Here she’s looking through the window into his classroom after we told him goodbye. She’s since asked about him several times, but has also raided his room for cars, so I think she may have discovered the good thing about him being gone!
The weirdest part about school (besides the whole trust-your-child-with-a-complete-stranger-thing) is that it will be just the two of us at lunchtime today. For almost 6 years Cole and I have had lunch together and now he won’t be here. Supposedly he’ll be arriving home via the school bus around 2:15 (there’s that whole trusting-a-stranger-thing again!) He is SO excited to ride the bus. I don’t remember much about my first day of school but I do remember being excited to ride the bus, too.
ETA: The skirt that Harper is wearing is from the J.Crew crewcuts for kids division. I hate to tell you this but the pink is sold out. There are still some yellow ones in larger sizes available here.