Today was Chloe’s first full day of K with her entire class. I was able to walk her in today and stay for a few minutes. She was very quiet and shy but excited. When Cole and I were leaving, she seemed very happy. Cole went up to her and said, “Bye, Cwo-wee.”. Then he gave her the biggest hug and kissed her. It melted me. He sure is going to miss his big sister being around during the day. It hit me a little more today when we were leaving. It’s just really unbelievable that I’m walking out of school and leaving Chloe behind with her kindergarten class. As excited as I am for her, it’s still a little heartbreaking and hard to walk away from her. Thankfully, she didn’t mind our big hugs, kisses, and waves good bye.
Cole and I kept busy during the day, and we had to be back at school at 1:30 for a PTO meeting and ice cream social, so that shortened our day a bit. Cole could not wait to get Chloe (and some ice cream). She seemed to be excited to see us when her class walked in, and the parents met up with their their kids and helped fix their ice cream. I helped fix Chloe and Cole’s ice cream and got them settled at a table. Chloe and I were talking about her day, and she told me that she thought she was going to have a full day today. I told her she did and that it just went by fast. She then asked me if she was going to stay longer after I left. I told her no, she would be going home with me after ice cream. Then, she frowned and said she wanted too stay longer. Well!! At least she likes being there, right?!?
We continued to talk about her day and what she did. She bought her lunch today, so I asked her what she ate. She began telling me she had watermelon for a fruit, but it was yucky because it had black, crunchy things in it. I said, “You mean the seeds?” I don’t think the girl has ever eaten watermelon with seeds in it. I asked if she ate the seeds, and she said she did. So, I told her she needed to take them out next time. Poor thing!
After school we rushed home, got a snack, and got ready for gymnastics. After gymnastics, we had dinner, baths, read books, and it was 7:00. Around this time Chloe started to fall apart. The smallest things made her weepy, and she kept telling me how tired she was. She’s also battling a cold or allergies or something, so she’s got that working against her as well. I had her in bed before 7:30 with no complaints. Little girl was tuckered out. I know we have a big adjustment ahead of us, and we may have to make bedtime 7:00. I’m a happy momma, though, knowing she’s been so happy so far. She’s off to a good start. Fingers crossed it continues!