The one thing I will remember most about the first day of Kindergarten is the huge smile on my daughter’s face. She was fearless, walked in with a swagger that make me realized she was ready! I was told by many friends that the first day of school would be much harder on me than on her — very true! Although I will have to say, her confidence make me feel so much better. We walked in to her classroom and found her seat. I think my husband and I wanted to also find our seats! There is something special about the first day of school. It’s a beginning, a new start — one that I think we all need.
I have always loved September for that very reason. Besides all the back-to-school shopping, I loved collecting my school supplies and practicing getting ready. It was a chance to start fresh, meet new people and erase any of the challenges of the past year. There should be something like this for adults. I think we would all love to have a fresh start every September!
After dropping Sienna off at Kindergarten, my husband went to work and I went to Starbucks! It’s my comfort food! I didn’t want to go home! Being at home reminded me of the lost innocence of my first born. I can still remember all the firsts she had. But this first was a big step and the time will now fly faster than ever before. So I wallowed in my frappuccino for a while and tried to get into my work. But I’ll honest, I counted down the minutes until I could pick her up.
Then it happened! I jumped in my first carpool line and waited patiently. Then I saw her with a big smile on her face and the first thing out of her mouth was “Mommy this was the best day EVER!” That was the release I needed to move on!
Then the second day came. She found a friend and wanted to walk in by herself. I shed my first Kindergarten tear!