My baby turned 5 a couple of weeks ago, two days before the end of the school term. She is now a big school girl and her bag looks huge on her little shoulders. The middle of winter and we've a battle to get her to wear socks so sometimes it's easier to pick your battles, let them get cold toes, and discover for themselves why Mama knows best.
I made her a book bag similar to the one her big sister has in fabric samples she picked out. I love ric rac.
She was very nervous so I made something just for her to hang on her bag to remind her to be brave...
...and it worked. Courage, a braveheart. I think I need some courage too, and a little bit of magic.