This morning she woke up at 7:15, and Donnie pointed out that this was her first time up before 9 in three years. It was a little early for her :-)
When I picked her up (after 6 1/2 hours), she was excited to go home. She said school is "awesome," and she made two new friends - "one boy and one girl, but I don't know their names. The little girl had on a pink shirt and a pink and silver skirt with five silver buttons. The little boy had on a green shirt and boy shorts." I guess fashion is more important than names...)
She was very excited about lunch - "a chicken sandwhich, an orange, and a milk in a box," but not so much breakfast - "Umm, I think I ate a pizza."
This morning when I dropped her off, I walked with her into the library (Pre-K through 1st grade meets there before school officially starts). Other parents were in there waiting around, so I grabbed a chair and sat with her. When her teacher came in and called for her class to line up, I followed the other parents.
Sydney and I walked hand-in-hand to her classroom, but when we arrived there, she gave my hand a little squeeze and said, "Okay Mom, I'll see you this afternoon." She hung her bookbag in her cubby (she chose it at open house), and ran to the carpet to sit down. She never looked back.
I made it all the way back to the car without crying, but then I couldn't help it. The crying episode was short lived, however, because Donnie was waiting in the car with Jaxy, and he started laughing at me. then I was too mad to cry.
She loves to learn, and she loves to be around other kids, so we know she'll have a great year!
Jaxy wants in on the action too. We had to buy a bookbag for him, and he wore it all day long - he even napped with it. He was very excited to go to Sydney's school to pick her up this afternoon too.