September has always felt like the beginning of the year to me, much more so than January 1st. I'm sure that it stems back to going back to school myself, and now it's my kids' turn.
Will actually started second grade last week, our town goes back EARLY! He was pretty apprehensive the night before but was all smiles at pickup from the afterschool program the next day. He wasn't really chatty, but did tell me that his new teacher is "Great!, She's really great, Mom." Considering I had already gotten at least one phone call home at this point, I'm already feeling more positive about this year in general. And honestly, I think that he is, too.
Seanie's in his last year of preschool. Where has my baby gone?? He's thrilled to have moved up to the "Big Kid" class and tells me all about his friends and what he's doing in school every day. I cannot believe that this time next year he'll be in kindergarten. It just doesn't seem possible.
This week everything goes back to the full swing of the fall schedule. Karate, soccer, yoga classes for me, volleyball....it'll take a few weeks to get there but we will arrive in our own fashion.
Another thing that September brings....Christmas knitting! I've got my list sorted and am in full force, with one item almost completed. I smited the Knitting Gods by proclaiming this one item "Quite Possibly the Best thing I've ever knitted!" when it wasn't quite complete. Now eight rows need to be frogged and started over because I was paying more attention to "Rizzoli and Isles" than I was when counting the number of stitches that I was picking up. It still has time to be the Best Thing.