Posts tagged kindergarten
You’ve probably noticed that I took a summer hiatus from blogging. There was no particular reason for it. It’s just hard to stay loyal to something when you’re living with basically no schedule at all and every day is filled with spontaneity. I’m not complaining at all. We had a fantastic summer filled with so many fun trips and adventures. We traveled, took day trips, visited friends, went to parks and ate way too much ice cream. We were living the life. I know, you’re jealous!
Now it’s back to the grind. And honestly, I’m not complaining about this lifestyle either. Things do seem to operate with more ease when there is routine. Especially with an almost five year old and a two year old running around the house. Our daily scheules will be filled with playgroup, dance classes, gymnastics, soccer and a little thing called Kindergarten.
Brinley’s first day was last week and she had been counting down the days for almost a month. She absolutely loves school and could not wait for the first day to arrive. I knew she’d do fine in school and that she’d be happy and make friends. My issue was with the bus. It just felt so wrong to be sending this little person off on a big yellow bus with no car seat or seat belt driven by a man who I had never before met. When the bus pulled up that first day I had a huge pit in my stomach and seriously felt like I was going to throw up. But I stayed strong and didn’t let her see my fear. When the bus stopped she marched right up the stairs, walked to a seat and sat down never once looking back to us. As they pulled away I felt my throat get tight as my husband signed “Oh man”. That may have been the hardest thing I’ve had to do to date.
Today is her third day of school and everything is going perfect. Though it’s hard to pry out of her what she does all day, I know she’s enjoying it. When she wakes up in the morning she wants to get dressed right away and has a very hard time waiting for the bus to come. Since she’s in afternoon kindergarten, the bus doesn’t come until almost noon. It’s going to be hard to distract her in the morning until she switches in January.
So that’s basically what’s been going on with us. I’m going to try to get back on track with the blog as I know there are many who enjoy reading about our lives. What’s new with you? Any big changes for your family this year?