Payton had her Spring Tea yesterday. I've gone to Spring teas every year the last three years and this was my fourth. It was the same things... a program, a flower in a vase, a print, a self-portrait, but this one was more special than the rest.
It's the last one.
No more preschool Spring teas after this.
Is it odd to break out into tears during a school wide singalong of "you are my sunshine?" Because after they sang the song with sign language, sang "You are my Mommy" and "You are my Daddy" versions, and then the parents were asked to chime in on one last run through, my waterproof mascara almost gave out.
And then her teacher asked if she could skip Kindergarten and spend another year at preschool, and I wanted to go home and make a baby right then just to drag it out. heeee.
I'm just wondering if this feeling is totally normal? We are done having kids. If I had another one there would be more than a 6 year gap! I can't do that! We are trying to renovate! We don't have a bedroom for any more babies! I don't want to be an old lady before the kids are in public school. Right? I just want to know if these feelings are totally normal. Tell me it is. :)
Of course *my* kid had the best self-portrait in the class. Every mama thinks that about their kid, right? And look at Payton. She drew herself with the former class pet rat Marshmallow on her shoulder (Marshmallow, may he rest in peace).
Even Daddy was able to come to this tea. He came last year too which was wonderful. I'm so glad he was there to share this with me one last time.
OH. A couple of things. What do you do when you have a recycled bottle decorated with washable paint as a faux vase? I have had 3 of these and they have never lasted, because inevitably, a small child decides to use it as a REAL vase and the artwork washes off.
You use.... are you ready? Wait for it, wait for it..... SUPER SEAL. Voila! For Pete's Sake! A miracle!
We used to sell Super Seal at Studio Calico, but I don't know where you can find it now. If you have it, though, I found another great use for it. Preserve kiddo projects! I am so happy to have figured this out before this gift was damaged. It's an aerosol protectant sealant spray. I hope it lasts a long long time. We still have paper face daffodils here and there around the house.
And what do you think of Payton's dress? I got my order from Zulily and am totally happy with the quality of the goods. This dress has a curdoroy feel to it. Just love it. I'm still a weeee bit obsessed with the site. I think I've ordered 3 times since that first order? Earlier this week I bought something for ME even. Board shorts to cover up my lily white tush in the hot summer sun. heee. $13.99! I think there are some great deals and it's nice to have something besides Old Navy and the Children's Place, and Target, and JC Penney, etc., so if you are like me and have limited places to shop, OR are like me and love to browse from home, check out Zulily. They have daily deals.
Ooh. Another great place to shop? Down East Basics. I'm sorry, but my small children took any mammary my glands possessed, so I was really excited to get the Spring catalog with some swimming suit options that actually looked like my body type. I got this top. I also got this dress, because it's super cute!
Anyway..... believe it or not, but with the arctic winds and occasional hailstorm during this Oregon spring, the Fiero clan is headed to the hills to camp our lives away. Lucky for me, I have a trailer with a generator, so I may or may not be inside it, heater on, music blaring (or maybe it'll just be kids yelling), and a fruity beverage in hand. All weekend. Hopefully the sun comes out so I can kick the kids out though. ha!
Note to self: You have two children, but one of them spends a lot of time at this place called school. Get some photos of Morgan this weekend.
Enjoy your day! Davinie