This year our house is participating in the back to school hub bub. Can you believe it!! Ok, technically I only have a 3 year old Pre-K kiddo, and he is only going two mornings a week, but that is enough to send me into heart palpitations. I know he’ll LOVE it though he’s a bit apprehensive now.
My husband’s family always jokes about his first day of Kindergarten. He thought it was overkill that his mom wanted to walk him to the classroom- he tried to tell her goodbye and leave her in the parking lot. I’m hoping O isn’t too put out about being walked to the door, I think I’m safe.
So what is a mom to do while she waits to send off her big preschooler? Well first, apparently, a lot of paperwork. They’ll need your address, and your phone number, and your emergency contacts. And they’ll need it on 5 different forms….
And then the 5th time you’ve written your kiddo’s birthday you’ll think, “That can’t be right….It was just yesterday right?” Which will lead you to a tailspin down memory lane. It’s crazy to remember how clueless you were about how your little one was going to change everything. Even though you had read all the books.
That never changes I suppose. Even though we weren’t rookies anymore when we had M, you still get dished out a whole new set of adventures.
Are you ready to hear about the sewing? Done with my rambling? Are those of you with Kindergarten and First graders thinking of telling me almost 4 is nothing- just wait for the cold sweats coming my way! Do those of you with high schoolers want to tell us all to take some deep breathes? That’s probably not a bad idea- you could tell me that 🙂
Donna sewed up 3 of the 9 patterns that come in the Back 2 School pattern pack. The backsak, the pencil pouch, and the lunch bag.
We opted for this really cute knit Donna had on hand, even though it was not the recommended fabric, it gives the backsak a softer feel and I don’t think you lose a whole lot in structure-we’ll see how it holds up.
For the lunch bag we did a small adaptation and lined some cotton we had on hand with a vinyl we used for our market bag.
For now we’ll use the lunch bag for outings to the zoo, park, and anywhere else I can bring the kids to run free and cause some chaos.
Are you back to school sewing? What are you making up? Did you have a hard time letting your oldest go off to even super part time preschool (someone say yes please)?
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