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  1. Elizabeth says:

    August 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Yay Annika!!! It’s amazing and a little painful to watch them mature and grow, isn’t it? We are crossing our fingers for a similar experience with Olivia. She starts preschool next week.

    • says:

      August 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Liz, one of the things that I think helped was having some really casual conversation about the start of school. One of the things the parenting coach recommended was to just say things like, “I wonder what will be your favorite thing at school?” And, “I was at your school the other day and I saw XYZ artwork on the wall. It looked really cool.” Just making small talk type conversation about it instead of building it up as being a really big thing.

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you too!

  2. Tareeshia says:

    August 31, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I cannot believe you didn’t take pictures! Lame! Lol, I won’t have any “first day of school” photos, so I was trying to live vicariously through you. Ah well, just knowing that she ran off so jubilantly to her first day as a student makes me proud to be your friend, and Annika’s. Good job Martha!

    • says:

      August 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      It’s funny. I did think about taking pictures, it’s not that I forgot. But it just seemed silly. In my head I was thinking, what, exactly, kind of picture will I take that looks any different than if it was any other day of the week.? But looking back, yeah, I guess I should have taken some. Oh well.

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