I feel like we've been talking about Kindergarten everyday for the past year and the day finally came. Our baby went to school for the first time today.
Is this a nervous smile or what?
It was a relatively good first day, but there was a playground incident that caused her to sob when she got in the car after school. It almost made both of us want to peel out of the campus parking lot, shake our fists at all the mean girls of the world and never ever come back! But alas, it wasn't anything some prayer, lots of hugs, a mother-daughter heart-to-heart, and a little Chick-Fil-A couldn't cure. We are armed and ready for day #2.
Something about sending my kids to school makes me feel so vulnerable. I know, I know, it's only 3.5 hours a day, but that's 3.5 hours where I'm not there to protect her and where she has a whole life apart from home. Day 1 of Kindergarten and I'm already getting all profound about sending my kids off into the real world. But it's good. Praying that going out in the real world will provide real-life opportunities for her little heart to trust in the Lord.