She was a little bit nervous in the morning. More excited than scared. But didn't really want to eat breakfast which is huge for her. She always wakes up starving.
She couldn't wear the special new outfit she had picked out for the first day because it was 100 degrees out and a plaid FLANNEL shirt with leggings would not be comfortable. We had a ten minute
|Elli on the first day of 4th grade. Nice tattoos Elli.|
She wanted to make sure we got to school early so she could see all her friends. We arrived at 8:05 (school starts at 8:30) and there were a million cars everywhere. We had to park a mile away. Well not really, but it felt like it. It was awesome to see how many moms and dads were there with their kids. Our parent participation is huge. I guess it's not like this everywhere. We're really lucky.
Everything was going just fine until we realized we forgot her lunch at home. DOH! "Where's my lunch? I asked you to grab my lunch!" she said. Uh. Didn't hear that. And since when am I responsible for your lunch? GREAT. Now I have to go home and get your lunch.
And guess what? i couldn't find it. So I called Don. "Did you grab Elli's lunch?" "No." he said. "Well I can't find it!!!!" I barked. Literally. And then I see it. Sam, the lab, had it and had eaten everything. Argh. So I made a new lunch and zipped back to school. By now it's 8:55 and there are still a TON of cars at school. Those kindergarten parents have a hard time saying good bye. They'll get over it soon.
I took off from work in the afternoon so we could enjoy some fun pool time together and relax a little - because next week everything will be in full swing again. Dance classes start on Tuesday. Homework with start on Monday. The craziness will begin again!