Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First First Day of School


No tears, no long good-bye. She marched right in, found her "bee" on the wall and put it on the hive, and sat at the table ready to paint. Granted, this is all pretty easy when 1) school is at your church you've been at your whole life, 2) your teacher is your best friend's mom and you've known her your whole life, 3) you already know three or four of your classmates, and 4) you've been waiting for this for about 2 years.

When I picked her up, she wanted to know if we had been anywhere (we hadn't) and what we had done (played and ate lunch). "Me, too!" she said. She was proud of carrying her bag herself and panicked for moment when she thought she had left her lunch box (it was in the bag). She showed off her cutting skills on the bee picture which had no wings but plenty of glue. They sang a "Good Morning" song and had a story about creation ("But we didn't get to Adam and Eve yet.") She ate her lunch, remembered to bring home her spoon, and didn't throw away the note I had written her. She mentioned that Miss Sarah Jane and Miss B.A. had stopped by her class and she smiled and waved to them (which is pretty big for her since she tends to be inexplicably shy at times.)
For B, he looked around the house, trying to find R. He walked down the hallway towards their rooms, came back, and put his arms out in a "There's no R anywhere!" look. (Seriously, that's exactly what he was thinking despite not uttering a single word.)

5 comments:

Debby Sutton said...

How proud does that girl look? I love it!!!! It truly sums up, "...waiting for this for about 2 years!!!"

patti said...

You forgot the part where you DIDNT cry but your mother-of-a-fifth-grader friend did!

That bit about Ben...HAI..LARIOUSSssssss...

Vicki Taylor said...

I love her smile, Amy-- it says it all!

Katie said...

CU-UTE first day summary. I can see it all. Too cute.

Nana said...

She looks just as excited as her mother did when she started school. She, too, could hardly wait for the day. I wish we had digital cameras "back then" so you could see the resemblance. She continues to be my "Amy 2.0".