Please help me welcome CJ Miller back to the convertible today! Just a little about CJ: She’s a 3rd generation Harlequin reader and the 1st in her family to write professionally, C.J. published her first book with Harlequin Romantic Suspense in 2012. She lives in Maryland with her family. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading. C.J. believes in first loves, second chances, and happily ever after.
Now here’s CJ:
My son’s first day of school is next week. He’s picked out a backpack and we’ve filled out the required paperwork. My husband and I have talked to him about school and what kinds of things he’ll do in his classroom. I have my camera at the ready. My son’s excited. He can’t wait. He’s prepared.
But not me. I’m not prepared.
My “baby” is old enough to go to school. Didn’t I just bring him home from the hospital yesterday?! I don’t worry about the school itself. We’ve selected the school he’s attending because the teachers are warm and welcoming, the school is safe and fun, and everything about the classroom is bright and cheery.
Why the apprehension?
I’ve enjoyed the last 3 years being home with my children, filling our days with playing, running, eating, cuddling, napping and reading. Our day is loosely structured around meals and naps and bath time. It’s like summer vacation all the time. It’s awesome.
And now he’s going out into the world.
No matter how anxious I am, I won’t let him see me sweat. I will be all big smiles and fist bumps and high fives.
Any tips for get through the first day of school?
I also have a book out this month with Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Shielding the Suspect (http://amzn.to/140THu8) is about the youngest Truman brother Brady, an Air Force pararescueman who was introduced in my first book, Hiding His Witness. I’ll give away a copy to one commenter*.
Shielding the Suspect has nothing to do with first days of school, so maybe it will be a good distraction for parents in the same boat as me!
* The giveaway is limited to U.S. mailing addresses only, adults aged 18+. I’ll post the winner in the comments later today. Please send your mailing address to cj at cj-miller DOT COM within 48 hours to claim your book.