It’s not as big of a deal as, say, Kindergarten, but since this is the school she’s going to from now until high school graduation, it’s the biggest transition. I thought I was going to be emotional but I only teared up briefly when we pulled in to the parking lot, and after that I was fine.
Louise was a ROCK STAR. It was…a little shocking, actually. She woke up in a great mood, was happy about putting on her clothes and getting a bow in her hair (this sounds small but sometimes she just decides she doesn’t want to change her clothes), and was a happy girl all the way to school. She was particularly excited about her matching backpack and lunch bag so that helped. Once we started walking in she was a little apprehensive of the tiger (someone dressed in a tiger outfit), but that was the only tentative moment the whole morning.
When we arrived at her class, she gleefully put her backpack and lunch bag in her cubby and then found her seat. There were other children sobbing and she just kind of looked around like, ok…what’s next? So Mike and I said our goodbyes, gave her kisses and walked out.
When we picked her up she seemed just as happy as when we dropped her off. When we picked up Celine she demanded to go inside too (I was going to wait in the car with her while Mike got Celine). I’m glad we let her come…SAWYER was walking out with his mom! They ran to each other and hugged, and then discussed their outfits. It was pretty cute.
I’d say day one was a resounding success!