Well, I blinked. And I went from here....
It can't be her first day of school!!!! Wow. So bittersweet. She is so excited and so ready. I am too...sort of...*sniff!*
We laid out her clothes the night before. Her and Jeeg went shopping and got this outfit. She LOVES this skirt. And the little (referee) socks came with it. (yay.) But it's ok cause she felt great in this outfit and that was the goal. :)
The night before she was a little nervous. I think I did it to her because I told her I wanted to blow dry her hair that night. The last time I did that, she was a flower girl in a wedding! She started to "smell a rat" (as my mom would say) and realize this Kindergarten thing may be a bigger deal than she thought...and then proceeded to freak out a little bit. Well, WAY TO GO MAMA! Way to get your little one in a "swivet" (as Nanny would say). Up to this point we were excited and happy but relatively chill about the whole thing. I blew it. So she was teary and was nervous and was thinking of all the things that could go wrong. We talked and prayed that night about it all. The next morning when I went to wake her up (which is earlier than usual for us) she jumped up and said, "I am so ready for school I wanna go right now! I don't even wanna get dressed! I wanna go naked! Let's go!" Thank you Lord for answering those prayers!!
(I think this is the sign for "time out" if Daisy gets hired as a ref. Or maybe they look more like soccer socks...then I change the call to "offsides"...ok, fine...GOOOOAAAALLL!)
We made it to school!
There were LOTS of people there and I could see her little face look around at the crowd and take on a shy look. SWEET GIRL. She held my hand and decided she didn't wanna go find the cafeteria (like the original plan) but just go right to her class. So we did. We found her name on the hook outside of her classroom. She put up her backpack and started to walk toward the door. Ms. Crosby greeted her and she started in the room! WHAT?! Get back here and hug your MAMA! Don't you know this is ABOUT ME TOO? :) She did come back and gave hugs and kisses all around. And then off she went. My little baby Daisy...no looking back.
And then we got to the car. And I cried. Thank you Daniel for capturing this moment...of me experiencing a parenting milestone (...and me sporting a hairstyle I could have sworn I have seen before in the 90's. The bangs...is this right?).
Then it was off to take Coco to his preschool. I realized that the paparazzi had followed Daisy to Kindergarten and sweet Coco was in clothes he had worn last week (thankfully not last night!). Mimimo had called that morning to talk to Daisy on the way to school. On the way to take Isaac he said, "Why I not get to talk to Mimimo?" Ha! We called her back. :)
He sat right down...in front of the pile of cars and track! :)He waved bye to us and never looked back either.