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August 15, 2016
1st Day of Pre-K
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It’s official. We have a Pre-K Kiddo. Don’t worry, it’s just 1 morning a week, but for me, it felt like she was going off to college. We’ve been practicing for weeks, driving the route to school, talking about school, meet the teacher night, parent orientation.
We were ready.
This morning, we were ready. Loaded up the car, Dora fruit snacks, backpack, sticky hands and all and off we went.
Miss H did great. We even had our photo taken when we got to school to welcome us. I remembered the walk down the hallway from meet the teacher night and I started tearing up. But I had read on the paperwork we got at orientation to HOLD IT TOGETHER. Rounding the corner, I was able to hold back the tears and we went into her room. Excited was an understatement because you’d think she’s been going for weeks. She handed her backpack off, sat on the floor and started playing legos.
I told her I was going to leave and proudly she yells “BYE MOM!”
So out the door I went. Finally made it to the car and I couldn’t hold it anymore, water works. I called Jeff because he had already had his water works session before he left for work.
So we officially have Pre-K Kiddo, and I’m alright with that.
I opted to go in to pick her up today and there she was sitting quietly in line with her backpack on waiting for her name to be called. It was amazing. She told me all about her first day and what they learned and that they had goldfish for a snack. We had agreed it was a special day and we met Jeff for lunch so he could hear all about it. As much as you can get from a 2 1/2 year old!
I hope everyone has a fabulous first day back to school. Wouldn’t life be so easy if we just walked in and went with the flow? I’m so proud we’re raising a smart, independent little lady. We’re doing it right.