First Day of School/Back To Work

Phoebe had her first day of school yesterday and I think she really liked it. As usual, it was hard to get information out of her about what she did. She goes to the YMCA for a morning program and then they bus her over to PM Kindergarten. After school, she's in the cafeteria with the YMCA afterschool program. She eats her packed lunch at the Y and then has a snack she has to bring at the after school program.

We asked her if she made any friends at the YMCA, and she said no, but this morning Tom found out she did make a friend named Heather and they hugged each other when he dropped her off and they went to circle time holding hands. That made me feel much better, because both Tom and I were not happy with the chaos we witnessed at the morning program yesterday. I tried to remind myself it was the first day back to school and everyone was trying to get their bearings and all the kids were over excited about the first day of Kindergarten.

She really liked the bus ride to school and told us they have lap seat belts and sat right up front behind the driver. We also were able to nudge out of her that the "Creative Movement" special activity at Kindergarten is with a different teacher than her homeroom teacher and that they were all on the stage and in lines and had to move to different areas of the stage if they agreed with something the teacher said like "I like ice cream" or "who has hair". We also found out she played on the playground in the after school program and then they played games in the cafeteria.

One way to tell the success of the day was that Phoebe was really tired when we got home. We could barely get her to sit up straight during dinner, and she went to bed with no need for reminders not to play or look at books. She did wake up in the middle of the night and came into our bed from a bad dream. I sent her back into her own room when our alarm started going off around 5:30 AM. We try to let her sleep until 7 AM, but she woke up early.

BTW, I love Tom on this break from school. He's been awesome! Very helpful with dinner, putting Phoebe's stuff together, etc. We've also agreed that he will take Phoebe to school and I'll pick her up, which is awesome! I haven't had to do both drop off and pick up duties in a long time. Not since he started working from home and going back to school himself. I could get used to this!

I went back to work yesterday, and got a rental car until mine is fixed. I really, really miss my car. I don't like the windshield of this car. It's too small and I feel like it blocks my view a lot. Work was good, but I had a bit of a headache by the end of the day, so we both chilled out last night after cleaning up from dinner, getting things ready for the morning and getting Phoebe ready for bed.


Sara said…
Big girl! So exciting!!

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