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Smiles and So What’s


Well, today is Brennan’s first day of 4 year old preschool.  He was so dang excited!  Bouncing off the walls, asking all kinds of bizarre questions, walking around with his back pack on for 20 minutes before it was time to leave.  I’m so happy it is like this with him and not tears and screaming and clinging.  That would kill me.  Plus we can’t both do that!  He’s pretty good at getting me out the door without too much craziness.

I left him at the table coloring with his friends.


So What Wednesday

So today I am saying So What if…

* I had to keep my head down when walking all the way down the hall and all the way out to my car so no one would see me crying my eyes out

* I called my husband and cried to him and asked him why he made me do that all by myself

* I so glad my boy doesn’t do the crying thing because I don’t think I could handle that and would probably just take him back home with me

* I’m so happy he’s back in school using his smart little brain and making new friends again.  After all, it’s good for the little buggers.

* to calm me down I opened a can of fully leaded Mt Dew and chugged it.  I’m allowed some caffeine while pregnant, give me a break!  At least I didn’t open a can of beer!

* I’m so excited for my friend, Shelli, who’s going to start student teaching next week but so sad for me because we won’t be able to email back and forth during the day anymore.  Her emails get me through most days and always seem to come in just when I need them.  Good luck Shelli!

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech.  It gives me chills every time I hear it.  The passion behind the man’s words is so inspiring.  Thank God for that man and for all who have worked so hard to end racism and segregation. 

Because of this important day I want to share this video. First of all, I love Bob Dylan’s voice and I love this song.  But the images in this video are heartbreaking at times and make me want to shake people who think they are better than anyone else and think it was/is okay to treat people like this. Think of all those who were scared to walk out their own front door, or who were afraid to attend their own school or church or to go to work.  This makes me cry angry tears.  We are better than this!!!  Let’s be better than this!

Let us all show an act of kindness today to someone we might otherwise overlook. 




  1. Aww, Brennan is adorable! He looks so happy too! I hope his first day went ok! And I hope it got better for you. It's so hard that they are growing up, it happens way too fast!

  2. Awww thanks for the shout out! I will email you when I get home I promise! So glad Brennan had a good first morning, I would have cried and indulged in caffeine too. I still cry dropping K off at school sometimes! It's so hard!

  3. When I took Layton to Kindergarten last year I could NOT stop crying!! It was so ridiculous, lol - It was like I had no control over it... every time I would semi stop, someone would ask me how his first day was and then I would just start bawling again. I never thought I would be that emotional - he was just like Brennan, he was ready to go, so glad he didn't cry either because I couldn't handle it either! So you're not alone =)

  4. He is a doll baby! I hope he had a good day!! I'm drinking a mountain dew for you right now!

  5. Great video for today! I love Dylan!

    Brennan is so adorable and you are such a sappy mush, I love it! :-P

  6. I am so excited for Brennan! He is going to rock 4 year old preschool. We are still one week out, and I am sure I will cry some crocodile tears when I drop them off in their class room. although Todd will be with me, so I am sure he will just make fun of me for crying.

  7. Aw, I know I'll do the same thing once Marcus starts school.
    Great video. I love Bob Dylan, too. I'm not wild over the schools out here, but if there is one thing that is positive, it's that the diversity is pretty awesome.

  8. You totally deserved that Mountain Dew!!! Glad Brennan is so easy going! With the way J is with me right now at 18 months, it has me a little scared of the scene when he's four. I have my mother-in-law take him to nursery class at church because he cries so much!!! Enjoy your day kid-free!

  9. oh my goodness Brennan looks so big for a 4 year old what a handsome dude! I will be the same way when they are both in school but then I will really enjoy the alone time! :) You are such a good mama!