It's the first day of school for my two big girls. This is the first year that they have had their back to school outfits planned for over a week, including hairstyle, matching shoes and nail polish.
With the new focus on fashion, I have a whole new set of things to worry about. Shopping with the girls used to be me picking out matching Granimals sweatshirts and stretcy pants with giraffe prints. Those days are long gone. No more Granimals at my house.
I admit that it is sort of fun to see the girls develop their own sense of fashion, it's a good thing, because I pretty much have none.
Both of my big girls are exactly the same height and weight and in the same grade. Are they twins? Nope. They are 18 months apart. Maddie is in high ability 5th grade, and Whitney is in high ability 4th grade. Their school only goes up to 5th grade, so they lump the high ability 4th grade kids w/the 5th. Thankfully, Maddie and Whit won't be in any classes together, but I am so worried about Whitney being with Maddie's friends who think she's pesty. I will be biting my nails all day long waiting to see if it's a happy or sad face that comes off the bus today.
Maddie is glowing, floating actually, because she got her favorite teacher from last year as her main teacher this year. I am thanking God about that about every other minute.
I'm worried about my kids getting older. With each year they begin school, I lose a little more control of them. I know it's for their best, and I know I'm not supposed to worry, because God has them in the palm of His hand, but I still sit here biting my nails and pining away the hours until they get home.
Say a prayer for me and my girls if you think about it today!