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First Day of Preschool

After a whole lot of anticipation, the day finally arrived. Anna woke up at about 7:45 and immediately started asking "Is it time to go to school yet?" I should have kept count, but I think I heard the same question about a bazillion times before the school bus came at 10:50. She ate breakfast, took a bath, put on her new clothes, and started waiting.
Yeah, Ellery had to get in on the action, too. Anna wore a dress- she wanted a dress. Anna put on shoes- she put on shoes. Anna had a backpack- Ellery had to have a backpack.
I think she's going to be a little lost and lonely without Anna this afternoon. Maybe we'll have to do something special together.
The only thing in the gigantic backpack is a sweater. But, she insisted you need a backpack for school, so she took an almost empty backpack to school.
Make that an absolutely empty backpack.

Yes, I cried. Of course I cried. But, not much. She's only going for a half day two days a week. I can handle eight hours a week. I had all these grandiose plans for how much I could get done with one less kid around the house. Today, I'm realizing that was pretty much crazy talk. I'm losing the kid who helps a lot, who keeps the other two kids amused much of the time. She's going to have a wonderful time, though. She's so bright and so bored at home. She's going to have at least fifteen new best friends by the end of the week, I'm sure.


balloongal said…
That sounds very much like our experience with Nichole's first day of school. We are within walking distance- so no bus however. Jr. did have to wear a backpack just like his sister, though (no dress, thank goodness). I think he did miss his sister and wanted to go in with her to her class, but was sad he didn't get to.
And Nichole was excited enough to get ready really early as well.

I have no doubt Anna will make lots of friends. She's awesome.

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