So last night I packed her bag full of school supplies (oh how I love new pencils and markers!), put her lunch in the fridge and kissed her goodnight knowing that the morning would bring a whole new chapter in our lives.
I know she is ready to move up. And I have known this day was coming for a long time but it didn't stop me being full of anxiety! I was wide awake at 5am, partly because I was worried about over sleeping and partly because Jeremy gets up then to go to yoga!! My stomach was in knots and I could feel the tension and anxiety building. I don't really know why. I guess I just wanted everything to go perfectly and make sure I had done all I could to make the day go well for her.
The morning at home went really well and she was happy to pose for photos by the front door.
Of course Toby wanted in on the action too!
And then the enthusiasm waned and suddenly Charlotte froze. The sight of a new classroom and new teachers got the better of her and she refused to go in! I could feel the tears stinging my eyes. Oh how I wanted to just bundle her back into the car and go home! But we hung her bag and coat up, found her a spot at a table with her friends and told her teacher it was her birthday yesterday which was a great distraction! She was able to wear a crown all day and have a fuss made of her. Perfect!
Thankfully I have been busy all day so not too much time to worry about how she is doing. And I know she will be fine.
My baby girl is growing up!
Update: We picked her up and she was smiling! When asked what the best part of her day was, she replied "Being at Kindergarten!"