Disclaimer: I must start by excusing myself for being a bit fluffy in this post. I could write a blog page and a half about how traumatic this day was for me...but I will save that for another day. Not because I don't want to share how I am feeling, but I want to let the dust settle a little bit before I type words I will later regret. I will say this: I cried. A LOT. Not for reasons most mom's cry when they send their children off to a world unknown, like I thought I would...but for more traumatic/uneasy reasons that I think I need more time to process. This post, however, is dedicated to our AMAZING daughter who had a GREAT FIRST DAY of School! (I will update you all soon on why Mommy spent an hour of the 2 1/2 hours she was there sobbing)
Sam, are you excited to go to school?
to which she replied with a resounding, "YEAH!"
A Fresh Notebook with her Name on it:
a backpack (big enough to fit said notebook)
BTW, not my choice, but her cousins were pretty darn excited to pick it out for her, and she LOVES that it lights up!
It was even hard to get a picture of her at the front door, because she couldn't get in there fast enough!
Again, she walked right into that room...all by herself.
Where did you get all that independence, sweetheart?
In the classroom with her Very 1st Teacher:
Two weeks of being a 3 year old, and she is off to school.
Sam loves to explore and is not shy of new people or things. This was clear today as she trotted right in that room and went to town playing.
She's the only girl with 4 boy classmates...all of which had a harder time getting in that room and doing the "school thing".
One of my favorite moments to witness was when a little boy arrived with his daddy, and he didn't want to come in the door...Sam walked out the door and tried to "help him" It was so sweet! (I had to remind her that he just needed a little time, and he would come in when he was ready)
When I picked her up 2 1/2 hours later...those two were playing together famously! (The teachers said they played well together the whole time) :)
Mommy & Daddy love you VERY MUCH
are SO Proud of YOU!
(Daddy even surprised us both by coming home from work for a few minutes to send us off !)