Well guys, this is happening. Our school year officially starts today, which means that I am no longer a SAHM & am officially a full-time teacher with a one-year old. And that one-year old, I happen to miss her face like crazy. Already.
An entire summer with my best bud in tow has obviously been pretty amazing. Me & my mini-me have enjoyed endless breakfast dates, afternoons at the pool, and hours upon hours at the park. After a few couple steps at her first birthday, I was the one who watched her practice her new skill for weeks and turn into a toddler who pretty much runs through our downstairs. And each & every morning, it was me who had the honor of greeting her when she made her first words and was always SUPER excited to start a new day.
Yes, today is hard. The thought of not being there for every moment … every hug & kiss, or new discovery, is pretty gut-wrenching. Most likely even more so than when I returned after maternity leave, since now she is so much more aware, more of her own person, and yes, even more fun.
But I promise, I’m not expecting anyone to feel bad for me. I try to be a glass half full kind of girl, so in the spirit of that, I HAVE to feel lucky that I have an entire summer to spend with my sweet girl. Even in the school year, my hours leave me with enough time to be back by her side in the afternoon. And let’s be honest, I get to talk fashion all day. Our lessons this week include discussing the “Kate” effect on fashion & checking out Miley Cyrus’s VMAs
lack of an outfit.
Seriously, Miley?! I mean …
So here is to staying positive, & continuing my career teaching all things style & design to our youth and while I’m at it, obviously shaping the lives of our future. Yet with that being said, don’t even think I’m not counting down the days until my next summer vacay with Waverly Maye, or that I’m not just the tad bit jealous of you year-round SAHMs. 🙂
Maybe one day …
Awe, what a sweet post. I'm sure she misses you just as much! Have a great day!
Have a great school year—your class sounds fun, I want to take it! 😉
Aww! I know how you feel. It's still hard to this day.
Happy First Day! If I was still teaching, today would have been my first day, too! I know Waverly is going to so happy to see you this afternoon!
Happy First Day! I want to discuss fashion & the Kate effect. Haha! I start working tomorrow & I'm so sad about leaving Sophia.
Good luck, momma! I hope the first day back went well! Christmas break will be here before you know it 🙂
Being a teacher is so hard! You get those few months of knowing what it's like to stay home with your babies and then bam, your back to work! I hope you year goes well, and quickly! I'm counting down the days as well!
YES to all of this!! xo