|On the Tokyo Tower's Main Observation Deck|
So anyways, it's been hectic. Tokyo, move processing, and A's first week of Kindergarten, two Labor-Day-weekend barbecues, A's first ever Girl Scout function (she's a Daisy - eeeeeek!), and a super crappy head-cold - all within about 21 days. It's a wonder I've managed to even fit in reading. I'm about halfway through my current book, too - The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which I'm enjoying.
Last week I sent my sugarpie off to Kindergarten. It was bittersweet. She is loving it but I find myself swirling around throughout the day trying to figure out why she isn't following me around any more. I got so used to her being home in between pulling her from Yochien and this new school year, I don't know what to do with myself while she isn't around. Luckily things haven't really calmed down consistently at all so my nest isn't too terribly empty, and now M is starting on two weeks of leave so he'll be home with me too. Of course, we'll be busy. I anticipate nothing but headaches for the next two months or so. It's looking like our move won't be happening till December, now.
On the bright side, A's LOVING Kindergarten. She's crazy about her teachers and she loves riding the school bus and that important sort of feeling that only comes with being a Kindergartner. So I'm really excited that she'll have a few extra weeks in her current class. We'll get almost to Christmas break before we have to transfer her, so I think that'll be really good for her. She's got all sorts of things going on all of the sudden and it's so exciting and so intimidating. I am not used to being the mother of an elementary school student! It has been nerve-wracking but it's the sort of thing I think I might be content getting used to. I love getting up and packing her lunch (miraculously) and making breakfast. I love picking out her outfits for school, I love packing her backpack and buying school supplies. I love that she has brought home green dots (good behavior) each day so far (knock on wood!), I love the book orders we shopped through this weekend, and the 100 book club tally sheet and the "shoe tying club" at school... What can I say? I'm a nerd. I'm embracing it.
Anyways I figure one day she may very well be less enthusiastic about school so I may as well soak these times up while I still can.
And I've been bento-ing again, and loving it (for the most part ;) hehehe).
|A's first day of Kindergarten bento!|
|ABC grilled cheese sammies, star-shaped carrot slices, a google-eyed strawberry and underneath it all she had some edamame.|
|Second day bento - mini corn dogs with a Hello Kitty pick, apples and edamame.|
|Third day bento - macaroni and cheese with deli ham, Hello Kitty carrots, strawberries, and "cherry" tomatoes.|
We're just about in a routine - we read two books each night and we get up early so that we have spare time in the morning which works out really well for us. She is definitely excited to start her new school week tomorrow and I'm contemplating her lunch tonight.
Will try to update more regularly, but no guarantees!