Today was my oldest daughter's first day of kindergarten. I swear, I was more nervous than she was! She was cool as a cucumber, reassuring me with a wink as we were walking out the door
while I've been a nervous wreck leading up to this. Last night, I was tossing and turning, although I almost never have insomnia. Maybe it's because I write until all hours, but when I'm going to bed at 3 am and getting up with the kids at 7 am, there really isn't room for not sleeping. Sleeping is as great as eating a huge slice of chocolate cake with ice cream on top.
But despite all my worries, everything went off without a hitch. She gave me hugs and kisses as the kids were lining up, then skipped off to class with a wave.
Hope all the parents out there also have great first days of school for their kids. Hard to believe it's almost September! Best time of year. :)
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with nearly a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I'm the Book Reviews Editor for the magazine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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