Dumpling started Kindergarten today. Yesterday, she went for an hour yesterday and said "Why can't I stay?" After years of needing to prepare her and be ready for the worst, it was so refreshing to have her be so excited about going back and be totally fine with the new class mix up, the new friends, the new teachers.... Of course, she insisted on dressing up for the occasion....
Today was the first full day, 8 to 1:30, with lunch. Speaking of which, I have a new obsession.... When I get stressed, I need to create/make stuff and since crafting time is non-existent, I have gone gaga for Bento boxes.... I ordered a bunch of supplies online from Japan (via Ebay) and they should arrive in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, the Asian 2$ store had a real bento lunch box and this was my first attempt:
This is what it looked like at my house this morning:
the final craft project, which she has yet to see because she is now asleep, is her lunchbox. I absolutely 100% refuse to let her pick HSM or H.M. She has yet to watch either on TV, so that was NOT happening. Princess would have been fine, but every body was going to have the same freaking lunchbox. So I made her pick a plain one! The horror! But I had a plan. I asked her what her absolute favorite show was, expecting her to answer either Yo Gabba Gabba or Max and Ruby, but she picked Wow Wow Wubbzy, which I really like. I found he creator's blog, played around with a couple of images and voila, the one and ONLY Wow Wow Wubbzy pink lunch box!
I still have no employees, though I did find a 16 y.o. who apparently will watch my kids so we can leave the house to attend things non-work-related (we're having a trial this weekend) and there is only one juice-box of wine in the fridge!!!!