Thursday, July 16, 2009

Caroline's First day of School 2009

Today was the day! Caroline started kindergarten! Our school district does year round school so the school year starts in July, they go 9 weeks of school then a 3 week break. I am nervous about the new schedule but I think that it is going to work out great in the long run. The year round school schedule is done only in Elementary school so once the kids get into middle and high school they are on the regular school schedule with a three month summer vacation.

Caroline was so excited this morning, waking up at 5:50 am! The bus doesn't come until 8:50 am!! She got dressed, ate breakfast, brushed her teeth and got her backpack. She wanted to ride the bus with all of her friends from the street so that is what she did.

Will and I walked her down to the bus stop and waited with her. All of her friends were there and she showed no fear. On the way to the bus stop she said, "I am very excited and just a little bit nervous". I told her that everyone on the bus is going to be nervous too, so it was going to be okay.

The kids saw the bus coming and she was ready to go. There was no "Bye Mom", "I'll miss you", "I love you!!" NOTHING!! She didn't even wave good bye to me!! So my mission is done, I have raised (thus far) an independent child that is excited about a new adventure.

That is her out in the front of the group. She was the first one to get on the bus!

I can't wait to hear about her day when she gets home. The bus will be dropping her off at about 4:20 pm, which is going to make for a long day!!

And, for the record, I didn't cry. She was brave and so was I. ;-)


Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I almost cried for you, then when read that you didnt I sucked it up. What a brave girl! I bet she is gonna love school!

Terri H-E said...

How could you cry when you recognize that your girl is ready for new experiences, new adventures with a big smile on her face?! Not to mention "hello kitty" on her shirt(?) and book bag?

So sweet. Please congratulate the big girl for us.

Anonymous said...

What a momentous right of passage for her. I am very proud of her. By the way, I still love the fireplace.

Kelly said...

Yeah for Caroline...yeah for Myssie!

How was Will without his sister all day?

Kelly W.

Michelle said...

Brave Mama! No tears! bet your house was quiet! That's a long day! Austin's school gets him home by 3pm!

Jenny V said...

Good job Myssie, that you have raised her well and that you recognize it instead of being sad that she didn't say goodbye or anything!! And for not crying, I don't think I could do that since I almost cried reading this! She looks so cute, I hope her day went well and she's looking forward to tomorrow.

Tarah said...

I don't know how you didn't cry when I almost did. She looks so cute in her pigtails.

Kelly said...

She is one confident little girl! I will not have the same post on Ava's first day! I bet she had lots to talk about when she got home. Did Will miss her? Love the pig tails!! Kelly F