A Pinterest-Worthy Family

A Pinterest-Worthy Family

Aug 20

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A few years ago, someone gave Salem a cloth-bound, slip-cased edition of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! I had his preschool teacher sign it, and I plan to have all of his teachers inscribe the inside cover from now until he graduates from high school. Wouldn’t that be a special keepsake? Looks like I’m going to need an extra copy.

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Today is Mia’s first day of preschool. Before I could even hang up her Disney Princess backpack, she said, “Bye, Mom. Thanks for coming!” Translation: “Get lost, Mom. You’re messing up my game.” This image captures Mia’s truest self– confident, social, independent… a party looking for a place to happen. If there were any First Day Jitters to speak of, they were felt only by Mom and Dad.

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Caption might read… “Seriously, are these people ever going to LEAVE!”

I had high hopes of getting a Pinterest-worthy-first-day-of-preschool photo, but clearly it was an epic fail. Then again, we have never been a Pinterest-worthy family, and I have to admit… that’s one of the things I love most about us.

Happy first day of school, my darling Mia. I can’t wait to see all the places you’ll go!

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  • Dee

    Crying here! She is an adventure!!

  • “Bye Mom, thanks for coming!” what an awesome way to show you the great job you have done raising an independent, fearless lady!

    • Oh thanks. That means the world! I want her to be fearless and I love her confidence. Thanks for commenting.

  • Aukelien van Abbema

    Love your blog! Happy start of my day here in Amsterdam 🙂