The night before school starts,
and mom writes my name.
On notebooks, and pencils
helping me to lay claim.
I’m not a poet,
that’s as far as it goes.
The rest of this blog post
is thankfully in prose.
My Sharpie is no longer sharp after writing “Lily-Ann” on 12 markers, 24 crayons, 24 pencil crayons, various notebooks, folders, and a scrapbook, as well as on shoes, pencil cases, glue sticks, erasers, a pencil sharpener, a bottle of white glue (with a no clog lid), and a backpack. Gotta love the night before the first day of school. Pre-k was easy all supplies are communal, but as kids enter the regular school system labeling everything quickly becomes the norm.
I remember my Mom scrawling our names on everything… And with so many of us it was no quick task. As our pencils and pencil crayons were wore down into little nubs, and all that remained was a letter or two, I’d still think of Mom writing our names every time I saw mine. It was a reassuring thing, though it didn’t register as such on a conscious level until many years later.
I hope, as Lily-Ann sits in her classroom this coming school year, that seeing her name spelled over and over again brings a sense of belonging and love. That she knows how treasured she is, not just by her Mom (who wrote her name so very many times) but by everyone who knows her. She really is such a special kid, and her joie de vie has left many with grins where previously there were none.
Girl is ready to be a “school kid” whether or not I am ready for the same. 😉
First off… I’m so glad you all liked my first attempts at creating my own wordart. 🙂 Each of them has had over 120 downloads already. That’s awesome! I’m honestly just tickled.
Secondly… It might be a little while before I try another challenge. LMAO Only one entry. But it was super cute. So I’m very happy to offer Michele (mdkscrapper) a code worth three dollars off at Sugar Pie Scraps ESS store. Drop me a line at td at tobi-dawne dot com to claim your prize. 🙂 And thanks so much for participating.
Thirdly… I decided that this week I’d share one of my layouts. It’s one I did this week, and I really am happy with how it turned out. I have to admit, I was actually really disappointed that it didn’t win Layout of the Day at Enchanted Studio Scraps. I totally thought it was LOTD worthy. LMAO But it was chosen as a Gallery Standout by Kat’s Creations Creative Team. That’s three out of the last four weeks that one of my LOs has been featured on her blog. 🙂 So… here’s my LO (layout).