Where did the days go?! It’s all too fast for me, and he will always be my baby. I know it’s just Kindergarten and he’s gone for less than three hours, but still! I thought I’d cry, breakdown and meltdown this morning, but I held it together. Augie was his usual confident self. He got up with the alarm, made his bed, got dressed, ate breakfast and was ready before I could shed a tear. I followed him out the front door smiling at his strut with his new mommy-made backpack.
I thought that if I had to send him off every day, I wanted him to have a little something from me to take with him. Augie picked out the fabric and size, but everything else was of my design. It took me about a week to make, but it was worth it.
The outside is red and tan corduroy and the inside lining is the same ol’ camo fabric that I’ve used before. It has his initials and an appliquéd triceratop on the front, lots of padding on the back panel and straps for all the stuff he’ll be hauling, and even adjustable nylon straps for the perfect fit. Augie’s favorite though is the inside pocket with 2 slots just for pencils. Everything except for the strap buckle was made from thrifted and garage sale materials or was given to me so this bag cost me less than $5 to make.
Now Eddie wants one too, but I told him that Mommy gets to keep him home for two more years before I have to make another. I just hope the days don’t fly by too fast!