I didn't have these ready for Laura's first day of school -- got down to the toe shaping last night and decided that I'd rather sleep. Had everything else ready -- backpacks, lunch boxes, new shoes, clothes laid out, even everything on Julia's kindergarten teacher's list (disinfectant wipes, fabric paint, scissors, 3-pack of T-shirts, etc. etc. etc.) -- so I don't feel too bad about the socks. I have the flu, in fact, in the middle of a heat wave -- 106° F outside our front door yesterday, 41° C -- so I think I'm doing pretty well to at least be standing up!
So my littlest is a kindergartner. I got a bit teary-eyed when the time came to say good-bye, although hid it well enough, I think, not to embarrass Julia. She had fussed dreadfully the first few weeks in both of her years of pre-school, so that I was half-expecting a struggle today, but she and Laura skipped and ran much of the way to school, and after a little story-time from Miss B. -- who read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn -- Julia ran over to give me a hug, refused a "kissing hand," and ran back to the circle of kids. I even had time to wave to Laura as she danced gaily into her own classroom.
Now for that second toe!