today was a gigantic day in the life of my lily. she became a student. a student of the glorious grade of kindergarten.
now, for those of you who don’t live in arizona, your head is probably spinning. why the crap would lily start school in the middle of july? labour day isn’t til september… i know. i know east coasters/canadians. put down your pitch forks. here in the desert, there are some schools that have modified year-round calendars. so they start school in july, have a 2 week break in october, have their regular christmas break (2-3 weeks?), a 2 week break in march, and then get out in mid-may. craziness. so, lily is now attending one of such crazy schools.
fortunately, lily’s school really helped prepare her for.. school. we had meet-the-teacher on monday, then a kindergarten assessment on tuesday (that will get it’s own post), and then i threw her a little ‘lily’s going to kindergarten gasp shock depression’ party, and then she went to school today. …
lily was definitely very nervous the minute we touched the door knob of her classroom. she looked at chris and said: “Up-ie!” she hasn’t asked for an ‘up-ie’ since… a long time!
anyway, today i tried to drop her off and pick her up in the wrong spot, and i got super-choked up when i dropped lily off, and almost lost it when topher said: “what’s wrong mom?… you’re sad? i’m sad too. i miss noona.” but other than that- we had a great day. lily did SO GREAT! she didn’t cry when i dropped her off, and she didn’t cry when i picked her up second-to-last (remember? i tried picking her up in the wrong spot! i was there early! just in the wrong spot…)
my big girl is just getting so big so fast!!!! lilster- we love you, and we are so proud of you, and we are so excited about all the things you are going to learn this year!