I haven’t decided yet if Leo is going to cry when Josh and Sam start Kindergarden, but I can say, surprisingly I did not. I’m not sure if my lack of tears was because I was in some sort of denial or if the fact that Josh was so excited and happy it overwhelmed my sadness. Not that I wasn’t sad, it was painful. I don’t know, maybe the years of preschool helped prepare me. But whatever it was, I didn’t cry. And as I said, Josh was happy as a clam.
He came home and had a great first day. His first homework assignment was to put together a bag of 5 things that represent him. One of which was a picture of Egret. The fact he choose that made my heart melt. Whether or not this little venture of mine proves financially successful doesn’t really matter. I know I have created a world that resinates so strongly with Josh makes it all worth while.
Speaking of Egret, I emailed with Rachel, the Illustrator yesterday. It sounds like she only has one more story to go. Of course it is the longest of the 7 I’m including for the first Egret at 5 series. So hopefully I will have all of the pictures in the next week or two. Then on to formatting *shudders*. I had a hard enough time formatting Egret and Red: The Later Years and that was just 4 poems with no pictures and even that was only in Ebook format. Egret at five I have to prepare for both Kindle and Trade Paperback. Fun stuff ahead! Of course I am being sarcastic and truthful all at the same time when I say that. It really is a labor of love.