If her birthday were before September 1st instead of in November, Mia would be starting VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) at Florida schools. Alas, her November birthday means she has to wait a whole year more. The lady at the school said, "No exceptions!" But she will be starting Headstart day care next week. She has a new backpack and lunch box (which I don't think she can actually take to school) and close-toed shoes (which are required). Could this really be my last week of watching her full time??? Transition time for both Grandma and child. It is time. Right now she is in the kitchen playing with the Play Doh Fun Factory and making linguine, spaghetti and rigatoni. Grandma came up with the food references. That thing reminds me of a bad experience with a pasta machine a few years ago.