The dictionary defines the word “bittersweet” as ‘pleasant and painful or regretful.’ That would describe the feelings I’m having right now and that’s because my precious little twin grandchildren will be starting kindergarten on August 10th! It seems like just a short time ago they entered this world on May 21, 2004 and now they are going to “big school” and will be “after schoolers” (according to Taylor). How can it be that it seems like just yesterday their mama went to school?
Of course, Mi Mi and Pop had to have one last special time with each of them before school starts. Last Thursday night began Taylor’s time, then this coming Monday will be little man’s turn.
Thursday evening we met up with my daughter’s family at a Mexican restaurant….Taylor loves burritos and cheese dip! She didn’t hesitate one little bit leaving with us….but I thought her mama and daddy would never stop kissing her and telling her bye so we could get started on our way home! We stopped at the grocery store to pick up something for her breakfast and of course a “surprise” before going to bed. She picked strawberry ice cream – her favorite.
Here’s a little picture I snapped of her once we got home….
She and Pop enjoyed their ice cream after her bath
Next morning she was up bright and early with Pop before he left for work….about 5:45 a.m.! I tried to talk her into going back to sleep but she was too excited to get the day started. She knew we had to take my mom to the beauty shop, then lunch, then the shopping was going to start!
By 8:00 a.m. we had eaten breakfast, rode her bike up and down the sidewalk, discussed which outfit she wanted to wear (she brought 3), and got her toenails and fingernails painted! She just had to wear the little ankle bracelet I brought her from the beach!
And she had to wear 3 ribbons in her hair!
David took off 1/2 day to come shopping with us (he never does that for me!) so we went to the mall in search of a ring….went to Claire’s a got her a box set (cheap cause they’ll be lost in a few days). Then she rode the merry-go-round, got a cookie and drink, and generally lead us around like little puppies! We also looked for her a pair of school shoes but couldn’t find the ones her mom wants her to have so we’ll have to order them. We finally left to pick up her twin brother at day care and kept both of them while their mama and daddy met some friends for dinner and drinks.
On Monday I’ll have Jackson for the day. He’s a little easier to please than Taylor….give the boy some trucks, put in a Sponge Bob video and he’s good to go! I plan on taking him for pizza for lunch then play at the Burger King playground. He will take a nap (unlike his sister) so I might get some things done while he’s sleeping.
On August 10th I will be going with my daughter to drop off the twins for their first day at “big school”…..I wonder which one of us will cry the most?