Nola started kindergarten a month ago. Our days, nights, and every moment in between have been changed. She’s no longer here all day to be my buddy, running errands around town and helping me make morning smoothies. But then again, she’s not here all day butting heads with me either, the give and take battle that became our norm.
I miss her so much during those in-between hours that are sandwiched between breakfast and dinner. But I know kindergarten is the place for her to be. She’s thriving and growing socially. She’s learning and understanding. It’s been a good change for everyone.
When I think of Nola’s personality, the chorus to a song by Katy Perry instantly comes to mind. Yes, it’s one of those pesky earworm songs I frequently get stuck in my head in the middle of the night.
You… change your mind
Like a girl… changes clothes
‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold
You’re yes then you’re no
You’re in then you’re out
You’re up then you’re down
You’re wrong when it’s right
It’s black and it’s white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
Ugh, Nola. We’re so much the same.
The day starts looking like 600 other uniformed students, marching into class.
Orange polo shirt. Khaki pants. Navy Shoes (which, omgeee where are her socks?) And a backpack that is far too big, on her itty bitty bird frame.
And the day ends with a silly five year old little girl twirling in the backyard until she falls over in giggles.
A tattered hand-me-down princess dress. Her mom’s wedding day “crown” atop her head. Sparkle sneakers.
The awesome folks at Stride Rite heard Nola was heading to the classroom for the first time ever, and wanted to outfit her with a few pairs of shoes. Generously giving her a step in the right direction, so to speak.
And I couldn’t agree more.
So I’m teaming up with them, hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to their site. If it were me, I’d probably hit up the sale section and walk away with 2 pairs.
Enter the Rafflecopter below:
*I received the shoes mentioned above. All opinions expressed are my own.