Oh the drama. Shay's first day of school was, thankfully, a success. That morning she was raring to go. Think Nemo, "First day of school! First day of School!" Then there was me (Marlin), "Are you sure you wanna go to school this year? 'Cause there's no problem if you don't. You can wait 5 or 6 years." In reality I've tried really hard to put on a big show about how great school will be to get her excited. Here's a few pictures:
Kyler was about as excited as I was.
Showing off her new special bracelet from Mom and Dad.
I was so grateful that her sweet friend Julia was heading to first grade at the same school. When Shayla saw her there it was like Christmas morning.
Saying goodbye to Daddy. Mom wasn't the only sad one... Shayla cheered him up with, "now since I'm in school too we can do homework together tonight!"
When I finally got to pick her up I found her attached to a cute little girl named Rachel. Of course my friendly daughter (who likes to introduce herself to kids in the toy section of target)had no trouble making friends.
Kyler and I made a welcome home sign that she thinks should stay up until her last day of kindergarten.
As you can see from the giant smile on Shayla's face, kindergarten is nothing to be sad about. That didn't stop Mom from having a meltdown, but I did hold it together pretty well until she was safely in her classroom distracted by play-dough and I had to walk out the door. A big thank you to all my awesome friends and family who know me well and took the time to call (among other things) and console me.