Today was our daughter's first day of school (kindergarten) and our son began preschool (he had been in "junior" preschool). We were like a fine oiled machine this morning and everyone was ready for work and school by 6:30 a.m.! It was nice and relaxing. I am
delusional optimistic in my thinking that we as a family will be this motivated every morning until the final bell rings in May!
Report Card for day one: Our little girl did great, loves school, her teacher and friends and spoke very highly of the "good eat lunch" she had. What she did not like, however, was the nap time after recess. At dinner she looked at us and said quite defiantly in response to our asking her if she had fun at school, "I no sleeping!" I love her spirit! Seriously, though, she did hit a rough patch and needed a lot of comfort but she came through great and was able to rebound and have a great afternoon at school. I treated her to a mani/pedi. after school and she chose midnight blue with pink flowers on her big toes and white ones on her thumbs. They look great with her hot pink sequined flip-flops.
As for the little man, he had a rougher time in the morning. He was VERY attached to his teacher and misses her terribly so it was hard for him to be in a new class and with new teachers. His day improved and he also enjoyed the experience of being in a new environment, class and educational level. Thankfully a lot of his friends were moved up with him so he had that to ease the sense of loss. She really is a great preschool teacher and has set the bar very high in my view.
One thing I am very grateful for is that the kids were happy to indulge their blog-addicted mother with nice pics to choose from. I am so grateful for SLR cameras that allow you to get that "perfect shot" of kids in motion. I also have a newfound appreciation for my poor Uncle Nick who had to take countless pics with a film camera amidst the chorus of our entire family yelling "not another picture!" He suffered greatly for the cause!