So today is the day that I've thought about since last year at this time when I saw kids getting on the bus...Today is Darcy's first day of Kindergarten!
In Darcy's words as we headed to the grocery store saturday , " This is the BEST time of my life! I get to start school!" This IS a whole new chapter in a child's life. Starting school IS a big deal! I'm am now the mom (and ex-kindergarten teacher ) that is beginning to understand what My mom has understood since she became a mom and what other moms felt like dropping their kids in my class. I feel like I'm being inducted into a new chapter of the Mom's Club. And this is just kindergarten. This is a BIG step for me, letting her leave the safety of our home everyday for 7 hours. My fears for her is what scares me. What if she get hurt and I'm not there, or she's hungry or someone hurts her feelings or blah, blah , blah. I know theses are lessons they must learn to make them stronger. But our children get to come home to their haven every afternoon and discuss their day. I guess we start out with the small steps of going to school and the steps get bigger as our kids get older. I'm grateful for the small steps, even though it feels huge. So my next step will be to let her ride the bus. Give me a few weeks...
I had my mom breakdown moment last thursday after back to school night. Got it all out. We as moms are entitled to those moments. How can I not be excited for her! She is Thrilled to go to school. I'm thrilled too, just a tad sad. She will LOVE school. She has a love for learning and meeting new people, helping others, pleasing others. I'm so grateful for all the qualities in my little girl!
Today I am holding it together better than I thought! I get to have alone time with Zach now. She was totally excited and a little nervous. Once we got to the classroom though her big smile came!
Happy first day of School to my Little girl!