Thursday, August 21, 2008

My baby's a Kindergartner

Well, today is Eliza's first day. YIKES!!! I think the teacher and us have a long year ahead. I had matching outfits for the girls to wear today. They won't let me dress them alike for long, so I will soak it up while it lasts. It makes for good photo ops at least.

We were running around frantically this morning, and we had many plans we weren't able to carry out. I was going to introduce Eliza's teacher to Skylar to make after school go easier. I was going to get a picture of Eliza with her teacher and help them put all of her supplies away. I was supposed to bring birthday treats, so Eliza could be the first birthday girl in class.

Well, we were running into the school as the bell was ringing. PERFECT, not! Turned out I dropped off Eliza, walked Skylar to her classroom, then went back to Eliza's classroom and quietly organized her supplies while her teacher began class. Mrs Cole did a great job organizing the new classmates and trying to not look annoyed by the crazy mother who is always tardy. I even took a couple of photos while in the classroom. I am sure rude sometimes, but I wanted to remember this day despite the chaos. We also forgot the birthday treats, but I went home to retrieve them then dropped them off in the office. No big deal, right!?!

One great thing about all of this time to mourn for the loss of my babies. My girls have grown up, and another era has passed. The kids are all in school. I was actually thankful for the distraction and never really took a chance throughout the day even to reflect. Life is just marching it or not. With every new stage there are pros and cons. Here are a few I have since come up with.

cheaper day care
my baby is learning and growing
my baby will need us less and less

more expensive school lunch and milk bills
my baby is further influenced by others
my baby will need us less and less

Turns out everything went great this first day (except for a fall on the playground). She made it through class, enjoys her classmates, thinks here teacher is really nice, and made it to the bus and daycare perfectly. She was even a birthday princess complete with crown and drawings from each of her classmates as gifts. Why did I have any doubts?

Love you , girl! Take this world by storm one classroom at a time. : )


Kristina said...

What til you have high school and leaving the house looming. There is still part of me that doesn't want Connor to grow up, but I know I have to let go and let him find his place. It goes by way too damn fast.

joan said...

Thanks for sharing all these great pics! The matching outfits are adorable. Enjoy it while it lasts. Being a twin, I can totally relate to not wanting to be dressed like my sister for even one more day! Eliza's backpack cracked me up - it's almost as big as she is. L

Cheri said...

I'm so glad Eliza (especially) is liking school! I have high hopes for Christopher, eventually...

sweetpea324 said...

Sheesh! I can't believe how fast they're growing. I just about started crying thinking of little J starting school next year. Eeeek!