It was my daughter's first day of Kindergarten. A half day, but a first is a first.
There were tears, a few from my girl and a few from my wife. Apparently Nana, my mother-in-law, got a bit weepy looking into the classroom at pickup and seeing my girl with a giant smile on her face. But who wouldn't. End of the first day and she's got a giant smile. Good stuff.
My son just wanted to play. Because he had a donut as a treat. On my daughter's first day of school. Do the math on that one. Apparently being the little brother has it's privileges.
My daughter was a champ. She love it. My wife was a champ. Apparently there were no meltdowns or major hysterics from the over 6 set. Proud of everyone.
Another first today
Today is the first full day. The first time my daughter is eating lunch at school. Another day of nerves. More the over 6 set, I think my daughter's fine with it. She practiced eating lunch with her lunchbox when she got home yesterday.
Should be some awesome stories when I get home tonight. School cafeterias always evoke interesting emotions. More on that in a minute...
Mrs. V and Mrs. Liz
Mrs. V is my daughter's teacher. Mrs. Liz is the class para professional. Apparently they are both rock stars. My daughter had a few tears at drop off. Mrs. Liz came right over, comforted her, took her in and it was all good from there. I heard a lot about Mrs. Liz when I got home from work. Good things.
Mrs. V is now an icon. In the words of my daughter
"Mrs. V. is so beautiful and kind..."Post dinner we had to go sit in our playroom and act like students so my daughter could draw on her easel and teach us. Just like Mrs. V.
The bad with the good
It was a great morning. Everyone did great. Everyone was, and still are, excited. Minimal tears all around. But as with anything there's always a flip side, a bit of a bummer for every win. The bummer for the day was the second half of the quote from my daughter:
"... but the cafeteria smelled like yuck"
Welcome to elementary school!
It's going to be an awesome year. My daughter is a rock star and is embracing school like a champ.
Now I just have to get Mrs. V to tweet...