Tonight was meet the teacher.
I tried to hold on to their little excited hands as we navigated our way down those unfamiliar hallways, but I couldn’t. Those hands just aren’t so small anymore, now confident and strong, they slipped right through my fingers and ran straight to the rooms where they will soon spend most of their days.
It’s official, I have a bad case of the first day jitters.
I’m that mom who will be a mess at drop off on Monday morning. Show me some sympathy, turn your head and act like I don’t exist when you see the tears.
My heart broke a tiny bit when we entered those new spaces, but it was soon replaced with thoughts of admiration and appreciation for the kind teachers we met. I can already tell I am going to love them, and as we talked about our day before bed, my kids said the very same thing!
First and Second grade, here we come!
For all my Texas friends, get your camera phones ready!
H-E-B cooked up a fun Instagram Sweepstakes just in time for back to school.
Starting today, you can upload a photo of your family getting ready for the first day of school and tag it #HEBfirstday. @HEB will select one winner each day until September 1st to receive a $100 gift card!
You must be 18 to play, only one photo per person per day, and you must follow @HEB on Instagram to win.
I say post once every day until you win — starting today! I’ll be sharing photos with the hashtag #HEBfirstday throughout the week if you need some ideas or inspiration. Be sure to follow me on Instagram so you can see those too.