I walked Bailee to her first day of Kindergarten this morning! She was so excited. She's been asking us for weeks 'how much longer until school starts?' Daddy gave her a blessing last night and she has her student number memorized. I was nervous when we were standing outside waiting for the warning bell, (which I didn't hear, is there really a bell?). I had butterflies in my stomach. I just worry about other kids being mean to her, or maybe she won't understand something, or maybe she'll need help in the bathroom and no one will be there to help her. Or maybe she'll be too shy to ask questions. Okay, I need to calm down. I'm sure she'll be fine!
Bailee was commenting on how cute everyones backpacks were. But Ms. Ruby told me they shouldn't bring a backpack, since a lot of the kids use them as toys, weapons, etc. Why was my child the only one carrying her shoe box? We bought her a new princess backpack, assuming she'd need one for school. Has this been a rule for a long time? Have any of you other moms out there had this rule? Is it just for kindergarten? This is my first time sending a child off to public school and I'm trying to learn as I go. I set my cell phone alarm so I don't forget to pick her up!