First Day of School

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Well, here it is – your first day of school. You’ve been jumping out of your skin with excitement about this for weeks now. And today you joined thousands of other kids in Milan to embark on your very first day at primary school.

This morning when we arrived at your new school, you held my hand and literally shy away from the new faces you’ve seen. Yet, you’re excited about what this day would bring. When the teacher asked to leave the room and to say goodbye, you were teary-eyed, but i assured you i am just around the corner, just to lessen your “fear” of being a “newbie.” Then i finally left and waved at you out of the classroom.

I won’t deny the fact that i was a little emotional as i left you in that classroom … because it’s difficult to fathom that my baby girl is so ready to be a school girl.

Today you start on a journey of learning that will see you through your childhood and, hopefully, contribute in shaping you into a happy, successful grown up.

Today is a momentous first step on your life’s journey and I feel so honored to be witnessing your world opening up.

No matter what, I will always be here on the sidelines to support you and cheer you on.

Love you Z!

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Saying Hello To September

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My family, taken at Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Believe it or not, it’s now September!

Today is the start of -ber days, and that means Christmas is coming again! How time flies reeaaaaallly fast! Vacation is almost over for the kids, and they’ll be back in school on the 14th of this month. My kids have been vacationing too much (almost 3 months!). They themselves, of course get annoyed from time to time, especially when we just stay home. My second son will be on his third middle school, while my daughter is going to be a first-grader. Exciting! She got a lot of questions: “Mamma, can i see my former classmates again from pre-school? Who will be my teachers? Who will be my new classmates?” And so on, and so forth.

I know she will obviously miss her former classmates/teachers/school, but i am telling her everything’s gonna be fine. “Just greet and smile at the other kids, so you can meet new friends. No need to be scared.”  For my little girl, it would be like starting from scratch again. I mean, new school, teachers and classmates. But, i’m sure she will be able to adjust eventually.

For my second son, it will be his last year in his school. There’s no high school in his campus. I’m sure he’ll enjoy more of his school now, as well as his classmates.

A lot of my friends and acquaintances are celebrating their birthdays, so i always regard September as a “happy birthday month”. 

There are lots of things for me this September:

// My italian friend is convincing me to bring my daughter to a fashion show casting of Mirtillo brand, that will be held in  Lugano (Switzerland). OK. The question is, when does this event will be held? The answer is, October 10, which means weekdays. I’ll think about it first.

//The TV spot “option” for my daughter won’t push through. Her agent told me, they chose a little blond girl. But, that’s OK. At least i won’t have to be absent from work. No harm done.

//The sure thing is, she’ll be part of a photo shoot on September 19, with the concept of “Back-to-School”.

//More and more pieces of useless papers to throw. My hub’s voice is echoing on my head, “Do you still need those receipts, lists and brochures? Throw them out”. 

//Save & organize all the new photos from our trips this August in the hard disc.

//Watch some movies! I haven’t been to cinema theater since “50-Shades of Grey”.

//Blog a lot, when i can!

So tell me, what are you most looking forward to in September?

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