Sunday, August 25, 2013
First Day of School
I have to say, the first day of first grade was actually pretty rough for us. I had warned Addison that this year she would have to get up earlier because school started at 8:00 instead of 9:15. Always the dutiful daughter, she got up without complaining, put on the outfit she had carefully laid out the night before, made her bed, did her chores, ate, did her hair, brushed her teeth, and was completely ready to go by 7:30.
The only problem was that the school decided to have a P.M. common day for the first day of school, which meant school started at 9:15.
The next hour was filled with so many “Is it time to go yet?”s that I thought we’d try walking to school: an idea everyone was excited about...except Addison. At one point she was so opposed to it she broke down in tears. I finally caved in and we just waited around until it was time to go. She was still recovering from her breakdown when we piled into the car, so I was worried that it might taint the rest of her day.
Fortunately, as soon as she saw her friends at school, she got so excited I almost completely forgot it was a rough morning. The school’s theme this year is, “Be our guest” and teachers were lined up along a red carpet welcoming the students back to school as “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast played over the sound system.
Her teacher, Mrs. Boles was excited to meet her and while Addison was a little shy at first, she really warmed up once she was sitting at her desk.
P.M. common days end at 3:30 and I think it might have been the longest day of my life. I kept looking at the clock to see if it was time to get her. I didn’t realize what an adjustment having Addison gone all day was going to be fore me. I definitely missed her. Fortunately, on normal days she’ll get home at 2:15, so I won’t have to wait quite as long. :)
When Addison got home, she was so excited to tell me all about everything she did (including how she wanted to buy lunch instead of bringing it the next day). It made all my waiting worth it.
Addison, I’m so happy you’re so excited about school. It’s going to be a great year!