Hallie started Kindergarten this week. The whole thing happened so fast that I didn't hardly even have time to be sad about it. To tell you the truth it was a bit of a welcome relief for the both of us. Hallie has been chomping at the bit to start big kid school since she was about three years old. She's quite competitive with her brother and can't stand that he gets more "privileges" than her such as, staying all day and eating lunch at school. I keep telling her she will grow up fast enough and to enjoy her time at home with me, but quite frankly I think school has me beat. At least she's happy now, for half of the day!
We were in such a rush the morning of her first day that I didn't get any pictures of her before school, believe me, I was feeling like a bad mom all morning. Then at the school when I dropped her off I was expecting to get to go inside with her for a little while; but the teacher told the kids to wave goodbye to mom and dad at the door, and then they went into their classroom, and I went home, and that was that. A little anti-climactic for this mom, but what are you gonna do?
I did however manage to get some pictures of Hallie getting off the bus the first day, and at home after school. I think she's in love with Kindergarten and enjoying her new status as an official big kid.
Hallie came home with her first little homework assignment to make this paper doll look like herself.
Do you think her teacher will be able to tell that her mom helped? I clearly have control issues.
P.S. Dallas has five, yes I said five cavities, and we have no dental insurance, and that is going to run me around $1000 dollars. That bites big time.