First of all, a huge, ginormous thanks to all of you for your kind, supportive and encouraging comments on my last post. I was an absolute wreck Wednesday morning when I decided to shift my burden to the shoulders of my online comrades, and boy did you carry my load graciously. I can't tell you how much your words lifted my spirits. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy days to reach out to me.
For those of you who want the rest of the story, Avery and Aidan are extremely happy at school. Aidan's dream came true and he has a super nice teacher. Avery has already established her position as teacher's pet (I know what you're thinking Mom and Dad, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree). They've made new friends, received invitations to parties, and identified the bullies and queen bees. We've had several conversations about staying away from such troublemakers, like the girl on the playground who boasted her parents were so rich they paid the school extra money so she could break the dress code. Why does there have to be one of those girls on every playground?
Doesn't that look like a happy face? For a very attached mamma's boy, he is easing into his new role with surprising ease and style.
I've shed no more tears since Wednesday morning. My biggest fear was that my kids would be unhappy with their decision, but their huge smiles after school laid my fear to rest. I miss them while they're gone, but the time really does fly. I am enjoying the quiet, the house that stays clean for more than five minutes, and the opportunity to work on my own projects.
Two quotes have sustained me through the last two weeks:
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." Maya Angelou
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln
I think perhaps those two thoughts sum up almost every self help book on the market. They have certainly worked for me. I've changed my attitude and decided to be happy. And now I'm off to find some more happiness at the half-off sale at Salvation Army. Have a wonderful weekend friends!