August 11, 2008

First Day of School

I blogged about the first day of school last year and it has been one of my more popular posts for some reason.

This year I'm here and happy to be doing morning bus duty again. My daughter is going to her first day of Kindergarten and I'm dying to know how it's going. She's been so excited and has seen her classroom, met her teacher and seemingly couldn't wait. After breakfast I took her outside to take pictures of her in her dress and new backpack. She smiled and waved. Then she ran inside and threw up.

I coaxed her back outside as soon as I could because some friend had put balloons and a poster on our mailbox with a big sign reading "New Kindergartner!" with candies taped to the posterboard. It was the same kind of treatment graduating seniors get around here and her eyes lit up.

I let her have some smarties to freshen her breath. Breakfast of champions.

So while I'll be here helping our new Kindergartners off the bus and to their new classes with all the trust bestowed upon me that I wrote about before, my mind will constantly be going to my own precious daughter and wondering how she's doing.

How do parents do it every day?


ms-teacher said...

We do it by taking it one day at a time. I also have first day jitters for my middle child who is starting high school where my parents live. I won't know until after three how he's done!

(btw, I wanted to let you know that in honor of the awesome job you do on your blog, I have something for you on my blog!)

kiri8 said...

Wow, big day for both of you. On my younger son's first day of kindergartne, I took his picture, and he looks like he's heading off for jail. Or a death march. But he ended up loving it, and so will your daughter. Hang in there, and post tomorrow on how it went!

Teacherninja said...

Thanks ms-teacher and kiri8, and I'm sure she'll be fine. She's in good hands. I just wasn't expecing it to be so gut-wrenching.

roller coaster teacher said...

I love your blog/blogger name! Now go kick some... I mean, go high five some new students!

Good luck to you and your kindergartner this year!

Harrell Elizabeth said...

Our Princess Yum Yum in school! Wow! I have thought about her all week. They are lucky to have her--she will continue to be a star. We love her so!