Last night I was getting ready for bed, and I looked in the mirror and saw someone that I barely recognized.
Me? The mother of a kindergartner? Me? The mother of not one but two children? You mean, my DAUGHTER is starting school tomorrow? Not me? I snapped a photo because this is the beginning of a journey that will end with my baby graduating high school, going off to college, and becoming an adult. She is now officially thrust into the world, being reared by her peers, her teacher, New York City. It was my first day of school today too.
We were 15 minutes late for the first day. SO, not like me, but there is a first for everything. Of course I felt bad, but I really didn't stress. The poor dear had nervous itchy skin this morning, a feeling as she described: "Like I have to go to the bathroom, but I don't really have to go." And as soon as we got home her stomach was a little upset (this happened last year too), so I think I will have an annual bathroom incident to look forward to each year.
I was so proud of her for getting through her first day, and I just KNOW it is going to be a momentous year for our whole family. As for lil sis, she had a good time observing a bug at the park, and playing in the sand and feeding an acorn to a squirrel. The learning continues for her too.