Here's our annual first day pic! See how much she has grown since last year, here.
Remember how I was debating about whether to let H ride the bus in my previous post? Well, during orientation the kids got to meet their teacher, had a tour of the school, learned about school bus safety and even went on a ride. To my surprise after orientation H told me "Mommy I want to ride the bus to school!" I had a wave of emotions when I heard this. Part of me was thrilled that she was willing and so excited about it and the other part of me was not ready and saying to myself "What?! My baby is ready to be independent?"
Of course I said yes but also made sure she understood what it really meant. Given H's history of separation anxiety I had a plan B ready (car keys in hand).
Here we are walking to the bus stop... with H taking the lead!
You can see for yourself how it all went from here! I had to call her name to get a "good-bye" shot haha!
No tears, no fuss, I'm one proud mommy!!! She totally turned a new leaf this year!
As that bus drove down the street and I turned to walk back home, I almost got choked up. I even missed her that morning. It's strange since I should be use to this, H went preschool and even had longer days there. But I guess it's the realization that she's grown up and in "real school"...WOW!
To celebrate we had lunch & ice cream at Chick-fil-a! This has become our tradition.
How was your kid(s) first week of school?
Do you have any first day of school traditions or treats?
Have a great week!