You started Kindergarten today. It’s hard to believe you are five years old and going off to school with your brother. You are the most independent, brave girl I know. I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about you being afraid. I have to admit there were a few things I was worried about though.
First of all, you are like your mommy and NOT a morning person. I was so thankful that you woke up in a great mood and excited for school. The only pouting was with your big brother because he wanted to ride the bus with his friends. I think later, he was happy that he waited with us and walked into school together.
Even though your brother acts like he’s Mr. Independent, he’s always happy to have us around! He was excited for 3rd grade and the fact that we got to walk him to his room, probably, most likely, secretly made his day:-)
As I figured, you were not one bit scared to walk to your class. Not even the crowds of parents in the hallways seemed to bother you!
After squeezing through the parents in the kindergarten hallway and putting your Hello Kitty backpack in your locker, you walked right up to your teacher to hand her your folder. What impressed me the most is how nice and well behaved you acted when you had to wait your turn!
Brave yes, but a patient girl, you are not. This is the part that concerned me the most about you going to school. Would you throw a fit out of the blue? Would you scream your louder than a dinosaour scream, because something didn’t go your way? As one of the youngest in your class and knowing how loud your voice can be. Yes, I was more than a little worried. What if you just laid on the ground and started kicking everyone? (Yes, it’s been known to happen:-)
But no, you were so sweet and talked to your teacher like such a big girl. Way to go!!
I giggled as you sat in your seat by your best buddy and listened as you two talked. Little does your teacher know, you two have known each other since birth, been in preschool together since you were two and will probably be chatting it up most of the day!
I giggled even more as he apologized for saying he didn’t like girls last week. You accepted his apology and understood that it was just his older brother teasing him about having girlfriends that made him say that. All was well again in your world as you introduced your stuffed friends to each other.
How cute are you two getting out your journals? I can’t wait to see what picture you drew on your first page!
As circle time came around, it was time for me to go. I tried to hide behind the file cabinet, but you still knew I was there. I hope you know that I will always be there for you no matter what. One of these days when you go off to college, I’ll be hiding behind a tree instead of a cabinet for photos. Just get ready because mom loves you a ton!
You’re probably having a blast at school right now. I will miss our days at home together, but really, I’m so excited for you! I had not one tear, but a giant smile on my face as I left the school. You make me smile so much.
I love you! – Mommy
P.S. – Here is your brother’s kindergarten letter. It sure is fun to look back and see how much you both have grown!