Thoughts of being a little girl and my first days of school have been swirling around in my head this past week as I have heard Moms talking about getting their children ready for school and as I have talked to Colette about her going to first grade. I loved preparing for school. My mom would take me shopping for school clothes, which meant dresses and black and white saddle oxford shoes. We would make a special day of it by riding the bus downtown. I always loved the smell of new crayons and liked having new pencils. I walked to school, walked home and back for lunch and then walked back home when school was over. I love remembering those fun, carefree days.
Today Colette dressed in her new dress with matching shoes. She had her school supplies and a picture for her new teacher telling her that she loves school. She will eat lunch at school and I will be there to pick her up this afternoon when school is over. I look forward to hearing all about her first day in first grade! Such a big event in a little girl's life! I am thankful to be a part of her life!