Hello? Anybody out there? Wow. I've been pretty scarce in this space lately. I've been desperately slurping every last ounce of fun out of summer. It kicked my hiney, but was worth every exhausting minute. I'm back now. All my girls are at school today. Bittersweet, really.
Here are some polaroids of the girls on the first day. The photos are black and white because one of the girls has a tear-stained face. Her long, curly, thick, beautiful, red, to-die-for hair would not do what she wanted it to. We all feel bad for her, don't we? Oh, please!! Most people would sell a kidney for her head of hair. Sheesh! Embrace the big hair, girlfriend.
As the school year kicks off, I have two words of advice for the mommies who are brand new to school this year. HOT LUNCH! Yes, I know that cold lunch is a healthier alternative, but I recommend that you make hot lunch seem like a rare and thrilling gastrointestinal delight. After years and years of making sandwiches, peeling carrots, slicing apples, bagging cookies, and filling water bottles for five kids in the wee hours of the morning, I'm beginning to ask myself where I went wrong. Some days I would like to send them out the door with $1.25 a piece and tell them to enjoy. But, no. I bad-mouthed hot lunch. My girls think it is akin to eating a cat poop sandwich with a toilet water chaser. I've created a monster. I'm living with the consequence. Read and learn rookies. I know it seems unpalatable to those of you that believe that a lunch from mom equals true love, but you'll thank me for this advice later on. Really.