Matt and Kelsey rode bikes to school together this morning and Matt made sure she got into the right classroom. I had a little lump in my throat as I watched her ride away knowing that she would be gone all day long this time around. No tears though. I saw a handful of other first grade moms today and they asked me if I was lonely or if I was having a hard time with Kelsey being gone all day. Am I a horrible mom for saying no?
Most of them kept carrying on about how much they missed their kids already and how lonely and long the day was with them gone all day. Not me! She SO very much needed to go to school all day! She has been so ready for this. I am sad however that my little cocoon of a world I have made for her is no longer around her. I won't have the influence that I used to nor the ability to block out the bad things from her anymore. That is all that makes me sad, my little girl is growing up and seeing the real world, not just the sheltered world I have had her live in so far. Oh well, that is how it goes right? We can't keep them couped up in a bubble forever!
She was so excited when she got home and was so anxious to tell me about her new friends, school lunch, their classroom pet, 2 recesses now not 1, and that her teacher lets them have a reading pal, a stuffed animal, during reading time. What a fun fun day for my little goose.
By the way, the raccoon trapping has been quite disappointing. The buggers tricked us one night, and then they haven't been back since! My corn in the garden is almost ready to eat, I think that means they will be back very soon. Wish me luck.