We bought the lunch box, the sun safe hat, the "special" hair ties and waited.
We woke up a few days later... and it began. Check list:
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
* Eyes already begin to water as it hits... I'm making a school lunch right now
- Trail Mix
- Water Bottle
- 2 Pieces of Fruit
- Lay out School Clothes
NOW... Wake up the munchkin.
"Wake up sweetie."
"I too tired."
"But today you go to your special school!"
"Kindi go too?"
"Not this time. This is Joy's school."
"OK! I awake now."
After getting dressed, eating breakfast, brushing teeth, giving all the other kids hugs... we take the opportunity to take a picture of my baby who is fast growing up. I think I CANNOT imagine what its going to be like when my last baby heads off to school but I take in the now moment and head off to school.
In the car we talk about all the exciting things she'll probably do at school and that she can come home and tell Kindi all about it.
We get there and l was prepared for tears and an "I don't want you to go mom!" but instead we got a, "OK mom. You can go now."
I was slightly crushed but happy to see my little girl be so confident and ready. She had a tremendous day at school... and so begins the "SCHOOL YEARS" for us. I can't believe how quickly time flies!