The first day of kindergarten was a success for all involved: my boy was pale & quiet & big-eyed in the morning, but he determinedly sent me on my way, & after I picked him up he had a lot to say about three recesses & how he's going to start riding the bus home next week. I feel this indescribable sense of relief, like, ok, whatever ridiculous parenting blunders we've made over the past five years, at least we managed to produce someone who had a good first day of kindergarten. He's the school system's problem now!
The end of pre-first-day jitters has freed up a lot more creative energy around here, so of course I immediately turned to my new resin kit. So far, I haven't done more than make a series of glittery lumps:
Which are cool because I made plastic, but otherwise pretty useless. I think I love this stuff, though. I have big plans.
In the meantime, there I was with a lump of glittery resin + a ring blank, so, why not? My daughter is just green with envy. (Any sources for kid-sized ring blanks would be much appreciated!)