Tuesday, September 04, 2007

We've Done More Before 7 AM Than Most People Do Before 7 AM. Or Maybe It Just Feels Like It.

For no apparent reason this morning I woke up early and lay staring at the ceiling. OC was so excited for her first day of First Grade today, she was up and dressed at 6 am.

Oh, boy!

Then she came downstairs to snuggle with me. She read a couple of easy readers aloud, eventually I fell asleep for all of five minutes, then we got up.

I don't know what to think. It's first grade, but it's almost like she's leaving the house for college or something. What am I going to do without herall day long??? Oh, don't mind me. I'll think of something.

Before she got up, I took a pregnancy test. I was a whole two days late, but, I couldn't wait any longer to find out. I need to know how long I have to keep drinking. This is important information to ascertain. No kidding, as I was peeing on the stick - literally mid-stream - my period started. Lovely. That was the moment I was glad I had bought the generic brand, the kind with two tests.


The first day of First Grade breakfast includes a side of the comics page. Add a cup of coffee for the first day of second grade, but coffee AND a cigarette will not be until you start high school, missy.

The girl...

...her cat, and her back pack.

First Day of School Cat Sez "I will sleep uninterrupted today. Yay, school!"


Little Things said...

Yay for first grade! I hope she has a fantastic day and loves her class! I adore her boots!

AmandaD said...


Hmmm, the test...are you trying?

I just came by after your comment at my place. I grew up in Eugene and then moved across the country to marry a graphic designer. Reading your profile, particularly the books and movies it felt a bit like our pages had rubbed off on one another.

Thanks for stopping, I'll be back!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Welcome back to free time! :)

I'm glad you bought the cheap tests too - that's the kind of thing that would irritate me.

I love her boots and the cat's expression! Hee!

andrea from the fishbowl said...

We have a new first grader in our family too. It's a very exciting time!

p.s. And I love your pics. Please consider entering them here:



Jen said...

Boo has the same boots! Hooray for girls with great taste in shoes. :)