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My back to school wishes for the kids

This year Willis is entering Grade 3.  I have no concerns about this.  I shan't even bat an eye.  The kids is so grown up that I barely have to parent him anymore. Just kidding.  He's still scared of the tooth fairy.

Lucia though, my baby, my littlest, will begin Kindergarten.  We have already established our beginning of school ritual (girls pedicures) (which she thought was the coolest thing)

Truth be told, I'm not as anxious about her debut into scholarly life as I was with Willis, as there are many variables that are quite different.  Willis was going out into the world, on the bus, by himself.

I just spent the last 20 minutes browsing sobbing through my previous posts on Willis' grande debut in kindergarten.  You can see what I'm talking about if  you like.  This is what I wrote on the day he started and then this is the next day.  Man, I'm so grateful to have this blog at moments like this.  There's no way my old memory would remember exactly what I was able to put into words on those days.

Now, my sweet Lucia.  It's your turn.
But I'm not going to get all sappy on you today, that will likely hit next week.  Today though, I"m feeling very sure in you and this next step in your life.  You are the neatest little monkey.
Instead, I'd like to finish this week off with a conversation we had (and I quickly added to my notes in my phone as soon as it finished so that I would have it verbatim).

Let me frame this chat with you first.  We've been talking a lot the different jobs people have and what they do at work.  After such a conversation, this is what Lucia had to say:

"Willis wants to be an inventor.  Does teachers teach people how to invent?
He wants to invent  new Pokémon and the make a Pokéball to capture them all.  That's weird.
Willis told me I probably wouldn't want to be an inventor when I grow up.
I want to be a doctor.
But I'll probably be an inventor.
Because I want to see Willis.
Mom, there's no such thing as a garden doctor, right?"

Lucia Kelly, I have no doubt that you will do amazing things in your life.  You are a realist who sees the world as it is but you also have a wonderful empathetic and caring heart.

Oh, the places you will go, my dear.

Have a great weekend.


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