I feel like I've been through the wringer today. I dropped Ryan off at his first day of school. It didn't start out too well. I woke him up and he was NOT a happy camper. But, as soon as he went outside and saw the girls (the quadruplets across the street), he was all excited. Everyone was taking pictures and we piled in the cars and drove up to school. (Yes, I'm the paranoid mom who won't let her kid ride the bus. I taught long enough to know that the bus is NOT a good place to be...) Anyway, we walked the kids up to the door. We took another shot. Here they are altogether.
Then, they took him by the hand and led him inside. Now that they are second graders they are pros. ;)
He didn't even look back. I guess that's a good thing. I held it together pretty well until I got back into the car. Then I cried the whole way to work.
Luckily, my first full day there was SUPER busy, so I didn't have much time to wallow in my sadness.
I guess we have officially started the next phase of our lives. But, boy, do I wish we were still in baby/playgroup/preschool mode.
So, if you look at the picture of Ryan, you'll see he's holding a gift bag. Inside of it is this cute little survival kit I sent his teacher. I found the actual kit in a craft store and made a little box and matching card. I sent her a container of 'Smarties', too.
The papers and die cuts are mostly October Afternoon.
Here's the info. that went with the kit:
Teacher Survival Kit:
Band Aid: For when things get a little rough.
Crayon: To color your day bright and cheerful.
Candle: For when you are up late grading papers.
Eraser: To remind you that everyone makes mistakes and they can be erased.
Hugs and Kisses: For when you need a hug.
Jewel: Because you are so precious.
Marbles: To replace the ones you've lost.
Mint: To remind you that you are worth a 'mint'.
Mounds Bar: For the mounds of confidence you give your students.
Paper Clip: To hold it all together.
Sponge: To soak up the overflow when your brain is too full.
Starburst: To give you a "burst" of energy when you need it.
Tissues: To wipe away the tears-yours and theirs.
Puzzle Piece: Without you, the class wouldn't be complete.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)