Today was a very exciting day, M started Kindergarten!
We could not have asked for today to have gone any better than it actually did. M woke up in a great mood, got dressed and ate all of her breakfast! She was super excited to see a card on the table addressed to her. Thanks Nonni and Gandan for the card- she loves it!
Since we prepared as much as possible the night before school, we made it out the door with time to spare. We did not want to push our luck with a cute sign, so I designed one to pair with her picture. I still can't believe how cooperative she was during the rushed photo shoot- we have NO bad pictures from this morning!
Since we live super close to the school, there are no buses to worry about. The walk to school is about 8 minutes depending on how much dancing is done on the way there.
Once we arrived to the classroom, M was a little tentative. However, thanks to an amazing experience at Pre-K last year, she was more than prepared and excited for her new status as a kindergarten student.
She walked in and put away her book bag before telling me, "Mommy, I do not think I can do this." We assured her that she would have fun and that she would do great. The hubby and I took turns sitting with her at her desk while she got situated.
Again this year, the stars aligned and one of her classmates from the previous year was assigned to the chair next to hers! When she saw him come in the room, I think that it gave her the connection that she needed. She gave us hugs and focused on her first official "assignment" as a kindergartener- a beautiful garden scene.
Artwork by M
We slowly backed out the door, slow enough that she would not freak out that we were leaving her abruptly. She acknowledged that we were leaving and that was it. No tears-not even from Mommy! As we walked home with Peanut, we talked about how surreal it was to have just dropped off our first baby off for kindergarten. Where does the time go?
This afternoon, I walked back to the school to pick her up. She was excited to see me and has had nothing bad to say about her day. She is ready to go back again!
If you are a frequent reader, I know you have been expecting a throwback to Pre-K. I would hate to disappoint you- so here it is!
Proud Class of 2027 Mommy,