Monday, May 5, 2008

Dear Uniform,

How do I begin to say thank you? For nine months, you have out-performed all other clothes. You hid your stains. You dried quickly. You never wrinkled. And the school year doesn't show, old friend. You've aged well. And our mornings... oh, how you saved our mornings! Seeing the struggle it was to get out the door, you provided battle-free dressing. My six year-old princess dressed without question, finding you hanging neatly on the closet door morning after morning. During recess, you made it easy for my little girl to do cartwheels and monkey bars. When she played in the creek or painted in art, you still looked good. You're downright adorable on her!

In a few weeks, Hannah will trade you for swimsuits and sundresses. I'll miss seeing you every day. And next year, when we are at home for school, we won't be needing you. Or will we? Anyway, thanks again for your faithful service.

With much gratitude,
Hannah's Mom


  1. Homeschool uniforms... all-together not a bad idea! :)

  2. Today, my daughter's homeschool uniform was her pajamas. She just got dressed (it's 7:13pm) so she could go outside to play. The day of a homeschooler...

  3. Jennifer,

    I just saw your comment over and Chatting at the Sky and wanted to stop by and say hello.

    I laughed when you said that your husband is skeptical of this whole blogging thing. Mine is too. He laughs and shakes his head at me. Wait - he does that a lot. ;-)

    I'll be back to read more of your blog later. I noticed that you will begin homeschooling in the fall. I'm just beginning to wrestle with this decision. My oldest is four and we're trying to figure out what to do. Part of me deeply fears that God may be calling me to the task of homeschooling and it scares the daylights out of me.


  4. Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I jumped over and I love this post! I plan to browse through more of your blog later but I have figured out that you will begin your homeschool journey soon...welcome! I never imagined myself being a homeschooler and now I can't ever imagine sending my sons to *going* school (what my son calls it)! Amazing how God can change us!

  5. This post is fanTASTIC. I laughed aloud. I SO relate as my kids spent the last four years at a Christian school in virtually the same uniform. We brought them home this year...I agree with your sentiments exactly!



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