Saturday, April 4, 2009

i want to go back to kindergarten!

i did the unthinkable this week...i put my little girl on a school bus...all by herself.

even though it was just for kindergarten orientation (a tour of the school, classrooms, library, gym, and a bus safety teaching), many of you asked how i handled it. surprisingly, i didn't shed a tear!

maybe it was because i was too distracted with the wonder of a small library filled with new adventures that i knew ellie would be discovering on her own...

maybe it was because i was too observant of the creative inspiration made from little hands that plastered the hallways...

maybe it was because i was restraining myself from jumping in at the playdough station, the coloring station, the puzzles station...

or maybe it was because i saw my little girl gain a world of confidence as she climbed down those towering bus steps, skipped over to me with the biggest smile i've ever seen, and exclaim, "mom, i made a new friend, all by myself! his name is jacob, and we said 'nice to meet you' and we talked the whole time we were on our bus ride!"

all i could do was share in her contagious excitement of the whimsy and adventure of a whole new world...KINDERGARTEN!!

and now, i'm a little jealous...i want to go back to kindergarten!

{ellie hanging out with "buster", the remote control, talking bus that taught the kids bus safety...a genius invention!}

4 comments:

gretchen said...

Ethan's kindergarten registration was okay. I was totally in control of my emotions.

Well, on Ethan's first day of kindergarten, after I dropped him off at his classroom I walked out of the school sobbing. The secretary asked if I was all right as I hurried out of the school. I had to call Mom in order to get calmed down enough to go to work.

I'm just saying, chances are the first day of school you'll fine. But, if you find yourself getting a little teary eyed, give me a call. I've been there.

jmae3 said...

hemm should steven be concerned about jacob? haha

.:meagan.rae:. said...

awww how sweet!!!! :) i've always wondered what kindergartens would talk about on the bus. :)

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Wow, your little girl is growing up! Hard to beleive she is going into Kindergarten. You're such a good mom.
I had to smile at this and wondered when Ash goes to kindergarten this year, who will have a harder time with it, mom or Omah! Hee hee