I have to be honest…I am still so overwhelmed with emotion, that this post may make no sense… Our baby girl did it. She went to Kindergarten. All by herself. All day long. The good news..she’s doing awesome. Loves it! Me, well, like I said…overwhelmed.
So, in our district, the first day of Kinder is “Orientation Day” in which a parent accompanies the student for the shortened day. The was awesome for Cate (and for me). We got to know her way around school, got a good feel for her teacher. It was wonderful. Here is our
baby big girl (um, excuse me…weren’t we just dealing with colic and diapers, naps, stroller rides and potty training like, yesterday?!) on the first day of Kindergarten.
As we were getting ready, Cate said that she was “this much” (little pinch) excited and “this much” (arms stretched out) nervous. 🙂
Cate biggest worry was/is walking down that loooooong hallway (top left) by herself. This was the first day, so I was with her the first time. But let me tell you, on the first “real” day, watching my little girl walk down that long hall by herself, was like watching someone walking my heart down that long hall. I was so proud of her, but so, so overwhelmed.
So, after the first day, we went for our traditional “First Day Of School Donut” where she told me that now! Now! She was “this much” (arms wide open!) EXCITED and “this much” (small pinch) nervous. Yay! I knew she’d get there, I was just so thankful to see it!
So, then…the first “real” day of school. She was so excited and proud. And I can’t remember the last time I cried that hard (after she left, of course). 🙂
Wow. Just totally overwhelmed. (Have I mentioned this is overwhelming for me?)
The first “real” day was great for Cate. She LOVES her teacher, she loved recess and made a few friends already. Corey and I just couldn’t be more proud of our girl.
Anna cried before Cate left for school, and she and I did a lot of cuddling yesterday. 🙂 We missed Cate. A Lot. Change is never easy. I pray that we’ll all adjust and be better for it in the end. When Cate got home yesterday, she went straight to her sister’s room to tell her about her day. Cate talked a mile a minute, ate a big snack, and pooped in her own bathroom (TMI?). 🙂
We are excited for this journey and have so much faith and confidence in this little girl. It’s going to be a good year, really it is. Tomorrow…Anna starts back to preschool (just how much is one Mama supposed to be able to take in one week?)