Sunday, September 12, 2010

1st day of Kindergarten!

We got to go to Sugar's classroom the day before kindergarten started and meet her teacher Ms. *S*. I had a chance to talk with her and explain that she has only been with us for 1 tender year and that if she looks sad or gets upset threw the day to let me know right away and we would just ease her into it each day. She was very understanding. We have come so far with her sleeping and nervous bladder that something traumatic could make her regress and I will protect that with every bit of energy in me! But more importantly I didn't want her to feel confused in any way or think we were going to leave her there. After all she is a creature of habit and likes very much to know what will happen next.
She got to go around to a few of the different tables that had different activities, she got a great kick out of the magnifying glasses ;O)
She drew a picture of me...I had three hairs on the top of my head! LOL....and I was REALLY skinny!
The next morning we got up and started our new routine. The night before we set out clothes and made lunch.

Here she is waiting for the bus to come...rehearsing how it would go down..."I go on bus, mommy follow bus, mommy get me at school, take me to class,mommy come back after to see me, ect.
Getting pretty excited!
A little concerned but very bravely she turned and went to her seat. I joined the convoy of Kindergarten mommies who were also following...actually the mom who was first in line graciously let me cut in front of her ;O). At school she was very happy to see me at the bottom of the bus steps waiting for her. She was excited to get to class and had zero problem with me leaving. I drove home and I was gathering stuff out of my SUV with the door open and another mom drove by and stopped in wondering if I was sitting in my car crying LOL. I wasn't but thought it was sweet that she was willing to comfort me. I came in to my uncomfortably quiet house and I swept, and mopped...then as I listened to the clock on the wall tick it occurred to me I hadn't heard that sound in a year...I hate that sound! Then I started to think about all the other moms and how fortunate they were to have spent the first 5 years with their little ones before they went off the K. The flood doors opened and I had me a good little felt good to get it out. I really feel like I just sent my 1 year old off to school. :o(. She will do just fine...I on the other hand am going to need some time to get used to this. I went back at 11:30 to just let her know I was still around. Then again at 2:00 I stopped to see her and ask her if she wanted to go home on the bus or did she want to come home with me. She decided to take the bus and I told her I would be in the drive way waiting for her. She had a great day and couldn't wait for the next day to come. Our little girl is so brave!


Kim said...

OMW... seeing these photos of Jazmyn is making me cry.. I miss her sooo much..
I could totally see her saying all of this and having soo much fun..
I love you my friend.. and I know it was hard.. you know I am ALWAYS here for you ... FOREVER..
Give my girl hugz and kisses..

redmaryjanes said...

What a big girl! She is just a doll. I hope she loves school!

Joannah said...

She'll be a favorite of the teacher's no doubt about it. What a sweetheart!

The Drinkwaters said...

So happy that Jazmyn had a good first day of Kindergarten! You must be so relieved.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

sounds like your girl had a perfect first day!

Hang in there Mommy.


geminirn said...

So happy to hear that your blessed little angel had a great first day.....BIG HUGS to you.