A few short days later and the first day of school arrived. Colin headed off to the Big World of 4th grade complete with cursive writing and oral book reports. Annaliese headed off to Kindergarten.
The day dawned beautifully, although it sure felt early after sleeping in all summer!
Soon enough, they were dressed, fed and ready to go!
We arrived promptly and eagerly. Well, I was eager. My daughter was a bit nervous and my son was loudly proclaiming he didn't want to go back to school (although I could tell he was secretly excited and wouldn't admit it!).
We walked Annaliese to her classroom, and I was prepared to get a little teary-eyed, picturing myself giving her a big, encouraging hug and kiss. As soon as we walked into the room, she took off without a backwards glance. She did, however, come back and pose for one picture even though it was interfering with her "friend" time. I guess it's good to have well-adjusted children. :)
The first day of school was just a half day, so I took the children to lunch after I picked them up. Annaliese declared her first day was an 11 on a scale of 1-10. Good sign! Colin gave it a 9. When I asked why it wasn't a 10, he replied that you "just can't give school a 10, Mommy." Fair enough. I'll take a 9.