Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Athena's 1st day
I survived her first day of school. I believe she handled it all better than me but it is hard to tell with her as she can be shy and hold her emotions in for awhile. Her teacher said she had a good day and Athena told me she didn't cry. I don't know where she heard that though, I swear I never said anything about her crying with her around, but maybe I did, or maybe she heard another parent asking about it? I don't know but she was very proud of that. She was busy painting the sidewalk when I left (with water). I was told she carried the baby around for a long time (no big surprise) and that she painted (she was upset by the blue paint spilled on her shirt). I guess her teacher had to reassure her that I would wash her shirt and she got over it. At home you know we would have had to change the entire outfit. It really seemed like she enjoyed the day so I am feeling much better about it already. It will still take some getting used to. We made a plan in the morning to go out for lunch and she was really excited about that. I hope she doesn't think we are going to do that everyday after school! Oh, and I was the 2nd to last parent to pick up! I was almost embarrassed because I sat at home watching the clock and made sure not to be early as I didn't want to be an obnoxious parent. Then I ended up almost being late. I forgot to figure in the time to get the baby out of the car. So, that was her day. We played school a bit, I was hoping to get deeper into how she felt about it, but the most she could talk about was how her kids (imaginary ones) went to Oli's school, and she packed them a bagel with hummus for their snack.
I think as the school thing becomes a part of our routine, we will both settle right into it. I was honestly up thinking it all over until 3 am last night, so I hope the anxiousness passes quickly! My girl is really growing up.