This first day is actually of my son’s first day last year at preschool. He was a very happy boy, you see, because unlike most new mommies, I got to take him to work with me for two years. And by take him to work I don’t mean that I dropped him off at the company’s daycare–that doesn’t exist. It means that I literally took him to my office each day and was able to nurse him and care for him myself, right at my desk.
I was, and still am, extremely lucky. And while every day wasn’t all sunshine and roses, all in all it was a once in a lifetime experience. The truth is, I would have kept him with me longer, but once he started becoming more mobile I knew I was in trouble. He started walking and then running; and as he grew taller and more observant, he began turning the doorknob and then unlocking the lock on the doorknob. Definitely…trouble.
No man is an island and I certainly got a lot of help. My co-workers were my part-time baby sitters and all they asked in return for payment was time with my beautiful little boy. And as a result, my son got several more teachers than just those in his family. By the time he got to daycare, he was SO ready to spend time with people his own height. And while I had a few qualms about his first day, he was quite happy to be rid of his momma!
This 2 page layout takes a turn on the classic grid design. The key to any good grid design is to make sure that the segments are relatively equal in size. The reason that the grid design is so adaptable is because you can add any number of photos (especially if you have a lot to get on a page) or a combination of photos, journaling and embellishments.
While I know that there will be many more first days to come, this first day was the very first day of all.