Wednesday, September 05, 2007


my card this week is a quick-and-easy one. just put on some stamps from my chinese zodiac set (you guessed it, the ram. my sheep lovin' is deeply rooted) and then wrote on a 3x5 card and glued it on.


and this is why i'm going for not-complicated this week. The Connor has entered public school for the first time, into 2nd grade. All of the anxiety and nervousness I avoided two years ago is visiting me now ten-fold it feels like. What if he loses his lunchbox? What if the other kids think he's wierd? What if he can't write as well? (okay, I know he can't write as well because i've seen the kids handwriting. he should be a doctor it's so bad..) :)

Connor wanted to be standing in the doorway waving for his picture. He was hoping to wave fast enough to make his hand blurry in the picture. Notice the concentration. He was annoyed that it didnt' work.

Went to the "new kids" assembly and then a lady took him and another girl to his classroom. And then Fletcher completely went into hysterics. He had tears running down his face and he was reaching for connor's retreating back and screaming "i need my brother!"

yeah. that was rough.

we get to go get him in 3 hours!

7 comments:

Lis said...

I really like your card this week, simple and effective.
Hope Connors first day went smoothly.

cheri said...

Great card---nice and simple but to the point!

Amber said...

OH. That is SO sad, but at least you know how much Fletcher loves his brother. I hope everything went well. It's tough sending your kids off. I was so nervous for Ashlyn, and it was only preschool. So pathetic.

Paula said...

Very nice card. Love the stamps.

Penelope Crackers said...

Oh no. I'm calling right now. Okay, well in a second. I have to use the little girl's room first. I'm so glad I'm telling this to everyone...

Erin said...

Hang in there Kris. I wish I could bring a cool lunch box w/ me to school, just boring textbooks.

Catherine Hardy said...

I can't believe how much Connor looks like you! All this time I thought he looked like his Dad and then this picture surfaces and blows my theory sky-high.

He's like little Kristen with a Craig nose. Unbelievable!

And, MAN, Fletcher looks COOL in those sunglasses. And really grown up. How wierd.