bennett has finally gotten excited! his sisters are getting a touch of the blues. me? i am pretty much the same, unmedicated and temporarily bipolar ;) i am convinced jeff is looking a bit shell shocked. he has been so attentive to making sure i do not become a mental patient, that he hasn't let it sink in. maybe i should stash two extra boxes of kleenex in the car.
now for some non-emotional documenting... we are in the thick of packing. a corner of my studio has become the designated ready to go corner. we have spent a lot of time in bennett's bedroom, an accumulation of this old soul! he picked a few sentimental things for his school desk.
we’ve been transferring, boxing, organizing, making checklists and (gasp!) cleaning out his closet! mary claire is my master list maker!
i have made more trips for school supplies than i ever thought possible! i would bet my school receipts could wrap around our house!
the US map is for the 5th grader, not a dorm room ;)
then there have been the half dozen 'last few things' trips.
as you can see, i am very worried about odor control!
just because i had to post a picture of his backpack!i have a friend who's daughter lived in the same dorm at clemson last year. she has been worth her weight in gold! darby, thank you, thank you! heavens knows what i would have forgotten! like who knew bed lifts existed? not me!
or to pack a not so girly shower bag.
i did think to buy a BIG trashcan!
a little wishful thinking!
the girls picked out his dorm bedding
and new boots and sperries and rainbows.
his old boots turned work boots turned hazardous material!dexter wants to go too... in case he needs something warm to cuddle! i mean aren't cats God's way of letting man feel as if they are petting a tiger?! a clemson tiger!
but it’s all good. God is so good!
and after satrurday, i am sure it will get easier!!