Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School-Dayz - Bring it on!

Who's REALLY excited about school starting? ME!  I'm so excited for Dakota to finally get to go to kindergarten today. He wanted to go so bad last year but missed the age cut off by three weeks.  Although, I was a little sad when he informed me I must stay in the house when the bus comes! I negotiated that I may go on the porch.

But I'm really  excited to go to college today.

Just walking across the college campus was so peaceful. It was filled with promise and quiet! In the hour that I walked to the advisor's meeting and back I actually THOUGHT without interruption. I observed everything about the campus - the yellow geometric sculpture, the grassy area under the trees, the sweet scent of petunias,chrysanthemums, grass and trees, caught a glimpse of the football team resting after practice, the mixture of old and new architecture and the stale smell of  the 1970's in Reid Hall. I can't wait to get in touch with my "thinker" again even if it will only be a few hours twice a week. The online class I took this past season was just enough to burn off the cobwebs. Now I'm going to be put to the test with a horde of shiny-new freshman!

The most exciting opportunity was one of my class requirements I'll be saving for next semester - Children's Literature. Hello? I'm being told to read a bunch of kids' books  from the late 1800's and write reports?  Right up my alley! 

And, yes, I did get a new backpack! No more running around with my son's old one from 5th grade! (although, I'm sure I'm still giving off the "nerd-vibe" in one way or another)


  1. Congrats to you and Dakota! NERD is the word!

  2. I'm so excited for you! I hope you have a great first week!!!

  3. Congrats to your return to school and to your little one's debut into the school world as well! What an exciting time at your house. Wishing you both the very best of luck this school year.

  4. Thanks for the well wishes! So far, so good.I had to get a little pushy adding a class today, but that's nothing new. I already pulled the "mom-card" by skipping most of orientation since I did it last year! Now if I can only get the hang of MLA formatting.....

  5. I have a little guy in kindergarten, too! I love hearing him tell me about his day. It's all so exciting for him! On another note, I would LOVE to take that Children's Literature class. That's also up my alley!