e starts preschool this week. it's amazing to hear her talk about it and all of the things she imagines she will do there. we have driven her by more than a few times and talk excitedly of this new chapter in her life. at orientation, her new teacher recommended a book called the kissing hand by audrey penn that has quickly become a favorite.
the mama raccoon kisses the palm of her little one's hand and instructs him to put his hand to his cheek when he feels lonely and the kiss will warm him and remind him of his mother's love. it's a sweet little book that we enjoy reading. best of all, elodie has been kissing my palm and saying "elodie loves you, elodie loves you." i have a feeling that i'll be putting my hand to my cheek a lot on her first day of school.