Today was a difficult day, we awoke early to give our daughter the option to ride the bus or get a ride, and as no surprise she chose to have us drive her on her first day--which in the long run was what I was hoping for since I was no more ready to let her go than she was to let go.
After shedding a few tears and tons of hugs and kisses before heading to the car, off we went. We arrived and found her name on her locker and put her things inside--I know I know I was thinking the same thing...kindergartener's have lockers these days?! How things have changed! We stepped into the classroom and I seen her eyes well up as we mentioned it being time for us to go. She hugged us both, several times and away we went, I was sure to bee-line to the car before her or I changed our minds about this day.
I had planned to go home, but home just seemed too far, and I thankfully have a very understanding husband and he could feel what I felt and see I didn't want to go home, so treated me to breakfast instead. As I sit drinking my coffee I couldn't help but worry that things were okay, the time seemed to drag on and on and I can't count how many times I checked the time, but we made it. Today was only a half day and she doesn't go back until another half day on Friday so this week should be "easy" in comparisson to next week and her starting full time. I know I'll adjust and so will she, but feels like such a major milestone in life. Like we've started a new journey.
I can't believe how fast 5 1/2 years have gone by, I am so incredibly lucky and proud that I am a mom to a Kindergartener :)