I am beside myself with how thrilled I am about this turn of events. A week ago, I was sick to my stomach over not being a part of her day, and now we get to have this time together every morning. And while I don't like mornings, I do like time with my sweet girl. I'm thinking we may have some early-morning Dunkin' runs once in a while, too. You know, because we only pass three on our way ... but we'll worry about that next week.
Let's get back to today. TODAY, my friends, was the very first day of KINDERGARTEN! I took the day off* and we all took CAM to school as a family.**
It was early, and still not quite super bright out, but here are our photos.
|We took a bunch of these, but this one was my favorite. A little Photoshop should fix these colors right up!|
|The redheads all walked to the school while Mick parked the car, so this is when Mick walked up to where all the families were waiting. CAM ran right to him and they walked to the school building together. It was so sweet.|
|Contemplating all the other families waiting for the bell.|
|Happy to be a kindergartener!|
* point of fact: I made it clear in my job interview 10 days ago that this day was not really negotiable. Fortunately, my new principal feels exactly the same way and before I even had to say those words, he agreed with me and told me it was 100% a personal day. He's been pretty awesome so far, I have to say.
** point of fact #2: I don't like surprises, so we took time this morning to learn the traffic, the parking situation, the general routine, and we even visited with the early-care teacher. From tomorrow forward, things should not feel daunting. Can I get an "amen?!"