Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Day of School and Playlists

Wow!  Somehow Scrap That Poetry's and The Pink Ninjas's prompts have fallen on the same day again! 

Let's start with STP.  The new poem is "First Day of School" by Eddie Garcia.  This poem really spoke to me.  I finally had inspiration for scrapping the very traumatic before-school scene of my son's first day of Kindergarten. 


My son was so sad but he tried to keep up a brave face. It killed me to watch him from afar try to be brave standing in line with all his new and unfamiliar classmates until his teacher led him off to his new classroom. He finally ended up crying a little bit and tried to hide his face in his shirt. I didn't want to make it worse by running over to him so I just stood back and took pictures. Since that day, over a year ago, I have had a hard time even looking at the pictures, they make me feel so sad. The first few lines of the poem went perfectly with these pics.



Remembering my first day of school,
Scared adn feeling I'd become a fool...
Afraid of being left alone,
Away from Mom & Dad
My comfort zone...
I remember being taken away by a lady saying
We were going to have fun today...
...
I was feeling very lonely and sad...
 
I feel such a sense of relief having finally scrapped this moment.  This part of his school story deserved to be told and claim a place in his Kindergarten album.  (Truth be told, I'm happy these pictures are finally off my desk!  I'm so done with that guilt trip!)
 
I must qualify this story and tell you that when he came out after school he was beaming.  He'd made his first bff and most of the rest of the year was awesome.  Whew!



On to happier subjects...
 
So, what's in YOUR playlist?
 
That's what The Pink Ninjas want to know!
 
 
 
Mine is all over the place.  I have over 1000 songs on my iPod and I have lots of different playlists catering to my different moods:  All Time Faves, Teenage Dirt Bag, Love Rollercoaster, and Pop Crap to name a few. 
 
So, what's in YOUR playlist?  The Pink Ninjas want to know!
 
Have a great day!
 
Heidi

9 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I love your school page. And I can see why the pics made you sad. Love the other page, too, of course. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww that would make me sad too!! I loveeeeeeeeeee how you documented his week on those journal tags!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your playlist lo!! soooooooooooooooo cool!!! I am loving the bright colors! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Great layout... I love the use of all the journal spots on the school layout! Totally clever indeed!

Antonia Krajicek said...

I LOVE the playlist page!! So bright, colorful and busy (in a good way!) :)

itsabrt said...

That school page is awesome Heidi and I love the seconds bold flare! I am giving away some candy sponsored by Torendi. It's a surprise as to what it is but I am sure it will be loads of fun! Stop by and see! Beth aka BR-T

Mo said...

Awww....I so get why you couldn't look at those pictures! My heart breaks for him too! So glad he left school with a smile that day..I remember you saying that last year! But that layout is so awesome and I love your playlist titles you got on your iPhone!

hugs,
mo

Tyggereye said...

Ooh your playlist layout is awesome. That is amazingly cool. Love it!

ryn: Pet rats are great. I do suggest getting a ferret cage for them. You want to have at least 2 because they are really attached to other rats and do better in pairs. If you get one I would also get one from someone on craigslist or a local breeder that has babies that have been handled tons. Usually you can score a cage off of craigslist pets too if you wanted.

I got two of my rats from a petstore because they going to be snake food. I fell in love with one and got the other for his friend. They are good rats. Never bite. BUT I got one more rat from a lady who had babies off of craigslist. The baby had been handled from day one and handled alot. He is the sweetest little rat ever and comes to me and is like a dog I swear. So I suggest getting ones for kids especially that are more used to kids. Just my opinion.

Hope that helps a little.

Nicole Maki said...

Love, love, LOVE your playlist page. I'm a huge fan of bright colors and you used them expertly here.

Absolutely gorgeous (sorry for gushing, but... WOW!)

Sad pics of your little dude. Glad his day ended happily.

Warmly,
Nicole

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Oktoberfest LO.

smilingcolors said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Love your 'first day of school' layout!
Love the way you used printed papers.