first day of 5th grade.
how can that be?!
they grow up so fast…
he used to be the length of my forearm.
now look at him. he’s almost as tall me.
historically, every first day of school, i cry…i get all emotional that my little man is growing up. (but let’s face it, i also cry because summer is over and now we have 10 months of homework to do, papers to write and science projects to make. and math. i hate math.)
however, this time i didn’t.
even though he couldn’t get away from me fast enough…
and every time i asked if he needed help…with his locker combo or where to put his backpack or what to do next…he looked at me and rolled his eyes.
as if to say, “mom. really? get away. you’re embarrassing and you have NO clue.”
so, i backed off. i let him do his thing and then he hightailed it to his buds.
honestly, i did end up crying. but it was later that night, after dinner.
he was talking differently, acting more mature, and kinda didn’t seem to need me as much.
it broke my heart a little.
but that night, at bedtime…he hugged me and told me that i was the best.
…and then once again, everything was right in the world.
gray vneck – american apparel
obi – gift from a dear friend
bolo – gift from someone special
skirt – thrifted
shoes – garage sale find
i saw this bolo at an antique store in virginia city, nv. i wanted it reeeeeal bad. but the lady was asking $18 for it. since i hadn’t been thrifting yet, i didn’t want to spend the money. *sigh*
so we left it. and i kinda forgot about it.
but a “special someone” went back to that antique store, bought it…and mailed it to me.
awesome “special someone”, huh?
it’s made of a very delicate mesh-like tubing. and the stone is very smooth.
it’s like…girly and jewelry-ish, but still bad ass enough to be a bolo.
bolomania 4 EVA!
planning to list them in the shop, soon!
have a fabulous LONG weekend, friends…be safe!