This morning I dropped my baby girl off at school for her first day of the first grade. I have been fretting over this day for weeks. I know first grade should seem anti-climactic since she has already gone through kindergarten, but kindergarten wasn't a big deal for me. It only lasted 3 hours, so it was more like dropping her off at a friend's house. This is the first grade! It is a full day--7 whole hours-- without my little BFF.
She was overflowing with excitement when I dropped her off this morning and barely noticed when I left. I was glad to see how easy it was for her, but I have been worrying all day. What if the kids are mean to her? What if her ADHD is too much for the teacher to handle? What if her Cyclic Vomiting starts up again?? Oh the joys of being an overly-attached mommy.
I'm sure Samantha is getting along just fine. She is so much better at socializing than I am, and she is insanely smart. We'll just have to see. Until then, I am counting the hours until she is done: 2 hours and 7 minutes!
Have your kids started school yet? Are they traditional or year-round?