This morning I woke her up and the first thing she asked me was if it was time to go to school now. I was so happy to see her excited for this new venture. After a morning bath, some breakfast, getting dressed (without any input from mom AT ALL), and putting on her backpack (which was actually my very first backpack when I went to kindergarten) we were ready to go.
We couldn't leave without some pictures right? Well, Kiera was not going to have it. "I don't want any pictures" she would say. Well, it took a little bit of coaxing, but she finally gave in and let me take some.
And of course I couldn't leave our little man out. This was the start of some good quality one on one time with him and mommy.
We were off! Everyone was in the car and happy. So far so good. And no tears from mommy, well at least not until we turned down the street where preschool was. Just a slight change in my train of thought and BAM.
We pulled up and all of a sudden my happy, anxious little girl was scared nervous, and hesitant. "I don't want to," she said. "I want to go to school" "This is not school." I am pretty sure she was under the impression that we'd be going to the big school just like her cousins Kaleb, and Florence. This being just one of her friends houses wasn't going to cut it.
I took her in and we showed her around the "new" surroundings and helped her find her name badge to stick on the board. I finally just had to let the teacher take her and sneek out. I was told later that it was a very short lived pout and she soon got into it just fine. Whew!
So it was now just me and my little man. We decided to go to the Dollar Tree and Ethan picked out a special car to take home and some ring pops to share with Kiera when she got back. I think he enjoyed the attention but he kept asking where Kiera was. This is all new to him. He is never anywhere without Kiera by his side.
The two hours flew by! Then came time for Kiera's school to get out. "KIERA!" And quick dash, and a big hug ...Do you think they missed each other?
I think we are going to have some fun this year.