Everybody has been talking about back to school. I’ve seen photos of parents celebrating. I’ve read posts of parents not being ready for the beginning of a new school year. My situation is a little different. My kids aren’t in “school”. My son is in pre-school but it’s a part of daycare. My daughter is in the same daycare. While they haven’t been out for summer, they are getting ready for the start of a new school year in their own way. My daughter is moving on to the 1 year old class and her brother is moving into his new class as well. He’s inching closer and closer to kindergarten. I.AM.NOT.READY. Sigh…
Well, just because they are not in traditional school, doesn’t mean that my babies don’t need new school clothes! We were invited to Media Day at Children’s Place and got some goodies to get the kiddies super cute for school. We found all kinds of cute stuff. There are lots of bright colors for the girls and lots of layers for the boys.
Let me just say, my kids aren’t always fully supportive of this blogging life. They don’t care that I want to take their pictures showing off their new clothes.
Nope they’d rather play with the neighbors cat who just happened to be out during our photo shoot.
They also, sometimes prefer to not look at the camera. Can’t. Be. Bothered. Yeah, this was going real well.
Then as we’re walking back to our house, I get a glimpse of them just being them. I get my daughter inspecting a flower. I catch my son showing me how he saw a worm wiggle on the sidewalk. I remember that it’s this that I was looking for. Just them being… them.
These are my babies in their Cali cool, back to school looks. These are my babies being my babies. How are you adjusting to back to school?
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post. I was given a gift card to shop for back to school trends. All opinions and children are my own. 🙂