Ready Or Not, 1st Grade, Here We Come!

EDUCATION, MY VIEWS | | August 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

Today is the day my oldest girl started 1st Grade. Her indecisiveness as to how to get to school meant we started in a car, drove to bus stop to watch the kids get on. While waiting she saw some kids who were walking to school and decided to walk to school. I put my 4 year old back in the car and decided to drive her to her last week of camp while dad walked with the 1st Grader. A street or so down met my kiddo and her dad and they changed their mind and wanted a ride. Drop them both at the school and headed to camp to drop off youngest. Was feeling bummed that I had not met 1st Grader’s teacher. Call hubby and decide to pick him up as all buses (and school program) was running late as it was 1st day. Get to school and manage to see kiddo and meet teacher too.

Sounds crazy? I needed that to make me focus elsewhere – or I may be focusing too much on the fact that my kid is now going to a regular (non special needs) class and does not have an aide or anyone to assist her. Be still my heart!




  1. 1
    Stesha says:

    She’s beautiful. Maybe it’s because my baby girl just started kindergarten, but I’m so teary eyed after reading this:)

    Hugs and Mocha,

  2. 2

    Awww…yay! Congratulations! I have a first grader too! Bus is totally new for us this year and my DD didn’t have an option not to get on! haha!

    You had quite the crazy morning!

  3. 3
    Lisa says:

    Congrats on your/her milestone. My baby is going to the 1st grade too. Sniff, sniff. Where did the time go? Hope it’s a great year!

  4. 4

    Bittersweat, isn’t it?! My oldest starts first grade next week. Love the look of determination BTW. Stay strong mama. They’ll be off to college before we know it!

    • 4.1
      Mommy Niri says:

      Crossing my fingers for a wonderful beginning for her.

    • 4.2
      Ellen says:

      Sharon, you have no idea how fast! My oldest graduated from high school this spring, has been accepted to college, and any day now will be flying off to Paris to be an au pair for a year! But I still remember that first day of school like it was yesterday.

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    Ellen says:

    She’s adorable! I hope the first day went really well. Just remember, it’s okay if everything doesn’t go perfectly. They learn so much from overcoming everyday obstacles (while our hair turns gray watching them!)

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