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.

6 comments:

Elaine said...

YAY Athena! I'm so relieved it went well for you both. I'm sure you'll both settle into the routine of it soon. You're an awesome mama and I'm so proud of you for not just tucking her under your arm and running off with her (although I would have totally supported that action, yo).

erika_deanne said...

I can't believe it! How exciting for both of you! I'm glad that the day went so smoothly and at least there were no tears from Athena!

LisaBella said...

It's great to see you blogging again and laying the groundwork for what's to come for Isabella and I. I would waited to pick her up to, or at least circled the block a million times :)

lao80 said...

Wow, she's so old! :)

Jen said...

I remember when you'd go work out that she would say that about not crying... I'm so glad that she had a good day. I'm sure it will get better! How funny that you watched the clock and were almost late! We sure will miss Athena at playgroup!!!!

veganmomma said...

i can't believe you remember that jen! You are right. I guess we did talk about that before. I hope she knows now it is OK to cry!