August 23, 2012

Big Kid School

Cali started Pre-K at the public school. She is in school with hundreds of big kids.

The night before her first day of school she was having trouble falling asleep. I went to her room to talk to her and she told me that she was nervous. Until that moment I had no idea she was nervous, I didn't know 4-year-olds got anxious. It completely broke m heart. I was so distraught that she felt that way that I asked her to come to our bed.

The next morning we got up, got ready, packed her lunch and took a few pictures.

She wrote her own name.

I cried a little on the way to school, I was nervous and worried for her. I didn't like the idea of her being in a elementary school.

We got to school about 7:30 and hung out for 15 minutes until they opened her classroom. We put her bag up, got her name tag, put her lunch in the lunch box and let her pick her seat. She, of course, picked the empty table. She is complete shy around her peers but is completely comfortable around adults. The minute she met her teacher, on Monday for her screening, she started talking to her--asking her all sorts of questions. But she won't say a peep to the other kids.

I gave her a hug and a kiss good-bye and left my baby girl at a big-kid school with tears in my eyes, she didn't shed one single tear. I think I cried 4 times that day.

She absolutely loves school, we all knew she would. She told me that she was going to get all As because she was going to be really smart. I promised her she could get any toy she wanted if she got all As, it's never too early to bribe your kid into good grades.

On her second day of school she said she was 'just a little nervous.' I felt a lot better after she told me that.

P.S. She refuses to fold her socks down.

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