We started the first day like so many do – with a photo and a sign:
I told myself “Don’t cry! Don’t cry!” as I helped him get settled in and hang up his tote bag. He was growing up so fast!
And as I kissed him by, I realized I had 4 hours ahead of me to do whatever I wanted. However I wanted. Whenever I wanted. So first I went and got a pedicure.
Then I went shopping! I wandered the aisles slowly and got to stop and look at whatever I wanted. It was glorious.
Then I took myself to lunch. I ate slowly and actually got to taste my food. I didn’t even have to share. It was a lovely lunch.
And then I went home and took a nap.