Kylie went to her first day of kindergarten today. She was so excited last night that she didn't want to go to sleep; then this morning she woke me up at 6:45 a.m. to ask me if she could get dressed for school. Her class doesn't meet until 12:37 p.m., so I told her she had to wait until after she ate breakfast and lunch so that she didn't get her new outfit all dirty. I ended up getting up at 7:00 anyway because Coop decided to wake up and poop in his pants. :P
We had French toast for breakfast (thanks to Nana for getting my kids hooked on French toast!). I spent the morning slowly getting Kylie ready and I didn't realize time had gone by so fast when I looked at the clock and saw that it was already 11:30. Kylie was still in the bathtub, I hadn't taken a shower, and I needed to feed Kylie lunch. The next hour was a whirlwind of trying to find a decent pair of shoes for Kylie to wear, doing her hair (I had planned on doing something really cute, but I ended up doing the same thing that I always do with her hair--stick a flower barrett in it. At least it was one she had never worn before.), fixing her lunch, coaching her to eat it as fast as she could, and taking some pictures. I took a shower, but I went to the school with my hair wet and no make-up. I looked fabulous! :P
Anyway, I had gone the whole morning without a single "Oh, my baby's going to school for the first time," or a "Oh, she's growing up too fast," thought going through my head. I thought I would be able to drop her off at school without a sniff or a tear running down my face, but when Mr. Plott, her teacher, told all the kids to wave 'bye' to their parents and to tell them that they'd be back, I totally lost it. I watched her march in her class line into the school without even glancing back at me. So sad. For me. Oh well, I will get over it...soon.
Here's Kylie eating her lunch of a peanut butter sandwich, string cheese, pears, apple juice, and princess gummy vitamins. (Oh, did I get all of the food groups in there? Oh, yes I did! Such a good mommy!) She ended up eating lunch WITH her new clothes on. She did a really good job of eating really fast and not making a mess on her clothes by eating over her plate. You should have heard her when I was telling her to not mess up her clothes, "Oh mom, I'll just eat over my plate," like she was this expert on how to eat properly. I had to laugh.In her new school clothes from Nana and Papa.So excited!Here's Kylie standing in her class line. Look how big the blonde-haired kid is next to her! The red-headed kid on her other side ended up crying and running back to his mom when the kids walked into the school. Ha! My kid didn't even look back at me! *sniff*She looked so little out there! At the same time, though, I was thinking, "She's getting too big too fast."
I'm going to miss you Kylie! Have fun at school! Love, Mommy.