Monday, August 11, 2008

Reflections on the First Day of School

Today was K's first day of second grade. I will never get the mother of the year award-poor thing is still on west coast time. But she got up like a champ and had a great day at school. Last year on the night befefore the first day of school I went in to check on her about an hour after I tucked her in and she had gotten up, gotten dressed and made her bed. She was sound asleep on top of the covers with her shoes on and her bow in her hair. Do you think she was a little anxious? I think back two years ago to her first day of kindergarten in amazement-she had only been home for 3 months. She had learned a lot of English but there were still so many words that she did not understand. When she came home that first day, she got off the bus and put her hands on her hips and said "Driver seat belt, kids no seat belts." She made a gingerbread man at school that day and pulled it out of her backpack and said "Runs real fast, smells good." My little bug has come such a long way.

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