I hope you guys are well.
Today was the first day of school for my oldest daughter, Olivia. She started the 1st grade and I will admit that my nerves were acting up, but I didn’t let them get the best of me. Olivia on the other hand, was as cool as a cucumber so I hushed my neurotic side down because I wanted her to stay that way. We got into the groove with our school routine. Brush your teeth, eat breakfast, uniform on, hair done, backpack, and out the door. Once we arrived at school, of course, things were chaotic, but manageable. My husband and I were able to dodge and weave our way over to Olivia’s new teacher where we introduced ourselves. She was very happy to see us both there with Olivia. We said our “see you laters” and off Olivia went to sit with her new class. I waved goodbye a couple of times and watched her from afar as she chatted up kids and showed them her summer collage. I left with a small pang in my heart, but I was more calmer than last year leaving her in school because I could tell that Olivia was comfortable. Here’s hoping that she has a great school year.
Students were instructed to put together a summer collage and bring it to school on the first day. I glued all the pictures and had Olivia write a small description of the things that she did and the places she visited during the summer.
Good luck my 1st grader!
Take good care all!
Until next time…