This weekend was all about today. In a couple of hours, Maia goes back to school and my stomach is in knots. I don’t know why I’m so nervous. This is, after all, her fifth year in school (that sounds like a lot for a seven year old!). I have this overwhelming feeling of wanting to hold her hand throughout the day and being there with her to make sure she’s ok, that everyone is nice to her (and she’s nice to everyone) and that she likes her new teacher and her new desk. I thought I’d be relieved to see her go back to school so I could have a few hours everyday with just one child to take care of but I was mistaken. I love having her at home and really enjoy her company, even though she drives me bananas with her boundless energy and non-stop questions.
As I was saying, this weekend we made it a point to have some extra fun and get excited about her return to school and the beginning of a new scholastic year. So we threw a back to school party on Saturday. It was just Maia, her best friend and her cousin Miki but this place felt like it was swarming with running, screaming children! They had a great time and I think the party fulfilled its purpose. It was also a great way to say goodbye to summer and the holidays.
Yesterday was calmer, with more playing with cousins and preparing the uniform and schoolbags for today.
I hope your weekend was a good one too!