first day

July 14th, 2009

It’s my little boy’s first day of (pre)school today. Now is where I’m supposed to say they grow up so fast, etc. etc. but really sometimes it goes painfully slow. I feel like we’ve been talking up this day for a long long time. I want him to do silly dances and think I’m hilarious forever, but I also want him to sit on the potty by himself and not wake up all the time at night. It will be nice to have a few hours a week to myself, but I do already miss him. Parenting is ridiculous. Anyway, I made him a school bag (of course) with this fantastic japanese animal print I had squirreled away just for this very occasion. I got it a while back from the etsy shop alittlegoodness, which is now sort of under new ownership. His sister is very jealous of the new bag and pretty pissed that she just has the same old one she’s always had (even though hers was the first kiddy messenger bag!). Oh well, she’s bigger and gets to tell him what to do.

Now I have to go paint the bathroom.

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11 Responses to first day

  1. Lovely bag! And hers is pretty as well.
    I get the ridiculous part of parenting, totally…!
    First day of school, wow! Great occasion. We had that this year too. But well, she is the first one, so the party was big…

  2. Nicky says:

    That is a very cute bag. And life is just full of contradictions, isn’t it?
    Good luck with the painting!

  3. jennifer says:

    oh, best of luck! i hope he enjoys himself. and you, too!
    p.s. adorable bag :)

  4. Ali says:

    Yes, parenting IS ridiculous. Top bag and happy painting.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    Good luck on the first day of school! I hear you on parenting as well. The “sleeping through the night” thing is such a joke and has become emblematic for me of all the messy details I didn’t have the full scoop on when I started this endeavor. That said, we can’t wait for news about the new one!

  6. Jennifer says:

    What a cute bag! Love the fabric. Did you make the little pants too? Enjoy your alone time.

  7. Parenting is ridiculous, you’re so right! Love the bag and hope you enjoy the few hours to yourself each day. He’s a lucky boy to have such a wonderful mum.

  8. Rach says:

    Sweet bag. I hope you enjoy your time alone – some days I love it, some days I pick Minnie up early as its just too quiet…

  9. renata says:

    I love the bag, and also your Site!
    I found yours at Ida Pearle’s website…
    anyway, i am here to say congratulations!

  10. felicity says:

    good luck for your little boy, its my little boys’ last day of pre-school on friday! i feel really pleased for him as he’s so proud to be going to big boy school but also a slight sadness too!
    felicity xx

  11. Tiffany Briggs says:

    If you don’t mind my asking, where did you find the pattern for the bag. We have a month until school starts and I’d like to make one for my two preschoolers!