Meredith's first day of school was this week on Tuesday! She started at a brand new school this year and I am so proud of her. She woke up that morning and crawled on my lap and said, "mama, I am so nervous". Truthfully, I was nervous too. Would she like her teacher? Would she make friends easily? Would the school structure and curriculum, which was a deviation from what she was accustomed to, be a good fit for her? These questions loomed in my head all morning as we got ready.
Despite her nerves, when we arrived to the school, she bravely climbed out of the car, grabbed her backpack and lunchbox, and walked away into the school. I struggled to hold it together. Suddenly, my little girl seemed to age 5 years in the blink of an eye.
At pick up, she declared it was the "best first day ever" and that she loves her teacher!