Today was the BIG day! We have been waiting for this day for a long time! Jace and Sophie started Kindergarten! They were so excited!
Our biking crew! We need 2 bike locks for at school! Our one just doesn't fit all 5!
By her cubby.
By his cubby.
At his table...
At her table...
And then there were none at home...
I'm not going to lie. I have really had a hard time sending these two off to kindergarten this year. I was nervous sending Bells to 1st grade for the whole day. I was nervous about T, just because he doesn't love school. I was nervous for Kaley because I vividly remember 4th grade. I remember how mean some girls could be, I remember how I started liking boys (who are we kidding, it started WAY before 4th grade), I remember feeling so big every day. I just know that she will remember, really remember things from now.
The whole thing pretty much makes me sick. I keep telling myself that it's going to be ok, but really I feel like I am talking myself out off the edge every day. :) I know that my kids are all thriving in school, and they do really well. I just am a mom that actually enjoys my kids. We had a super awesome summer. I like spending time with them. I like talking to them. I like having their chaos around. It is usually pretty crazy around here, but I love it. It is hard for me to put them in someone else's hands for the day at school, but I know that I couldn't actually do homeschool.
So it will be a little rough for me this first little while of kindergarten for these 2, but it will be ok. I felt so sad as I left them at school. I cried the whole way home. It is hard to believe that they are big enough to be doing kindergarten. Preschool didn't seem so hard. They were with Miss Lacie, their second mother, just 2 doors down. It was only a couple days a week. Kindergarten every day scares me. I'm glad that it isn't whole day. But then I get panicked already for 1st grade. It is hard too since they are the youngest. They just BARELY turned 5. They are babies! It's just hard for me to let the strings out a little.
So I've been doing YW stuff and blogging and catching up on computer stuff I've been behind on all summer. Watching the clock and waiting.... I can't wait to hear all about their first day and all the adventures! And I'll try not to let them see me cry. :) Geeze, this mother stuff is hard!