Tuesday, September 07, 2010

My little Kendal headed off this morning for her first day of Kindergarten. Not only Kindergarten, but ALL DAY Kindergarten. I have been so worried about her ever since we found out last week that she was 'invited' to attend all day Kindergarten. Worried about her sitting at a desk and not pulling her neighbor's ear, worried about her remembering to go to the bathroom, worried about her carrying her lunch tray and actually eating her lunch, worried about her coming in from recess and not throwing a fit because she wants to play longer, worried about her getting so tired in the afternoon that she wants to just lay on the floor, etc, etc.

We all walked to school together this morning and I took Kendal right to her new classroom, helped her hang up her coat and backpack, find her seat and that is when the tears came for me. I didn't want her to see me cry because then she would cry, so I gave her a quick kiss as she sat down at her seat to play with play dough. I got to the door without tripping over anything because I couldn't see with the tears in my eyes. Emmitt and I walked home slowly and he kept looking up at me from his stroller and saying "mama" in the sweetest voice. It made me cry more! They are so sweet and innocent and they grow up so fast!
I have been thinking about her all day. I am so tempted to go spy on the playground or go check on her at lunch, but I am holding myself here with chores - laundry, cleaning, dishes, bla bla bla. I think I will probably be crying when I go pick her up! I will miss her today so much.

On a happier note, Kelsey went through my civil war reproduction fabric last night and chose these to make a civil war quilt for the quilt show in two weeks. It is being held in conjunction with our Heber Valley Civil War and Living History Weekend. What 8 year old asks if she can make a quilt and enter it into a civil war quilt show? She is wonderful.


lissawi said...

Aww! Their first day is so hard! Ours was last week and I cried so much! She looks adorable and good luck to you Momma!

mom said...

Reading your blog, made the tears come here too. I have been thinking about her all day also, I so hope every thing went good,,,I will call later tonight to see how it went.

Krista said...

She looks so excited! Sorry you had a rough time. How did she do? Was today any easier?

Jenn said...

I heard the pick up was SO sad too. Oh I feel for you!

Kade was just the opposite--don't let the door hit you on the way out! So I can only imagine how tough the whole day was for you.

ToRi and cReW said...

I cant believe that she is old enough. I hope she really is getting lunch and not just sitting there staring at it.
She will learn so much from her homies---- lol


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