Monday, September 04, 2006

First Grade

Tomorrow it starts. The chaos, the structure, the normalcy. I'm excited, sort of; Madeleine has been doing her best to push my buttons this week, but I'm also sad. Madeleine is starting first grade tomorrow! Now instead of only having her gone for a few hours a morning she will be gone all day long. She'll be with someone else more of her waking hours than with me.

I don't know if I'm ready for it. But, her Hello Kitty alarm clock is set, her new Gymboree dress has been chosen and laid out and her lunch is packed in her new pink (of course) lunchbox, so ready or not, first grade, here Madeleine comes!


Alexis Jacobs said...

What a bittersweet moment.

MOST with an attitude said...

I went throught the same emotions with Michael!! Although he had all day Kindergarten, I still felt a sense of trepedation knowing that this was the FIRST grade. No more of this Pre-K , daycare stuff. This is the beginning of the real deal. Oh well, this day had to come sooner or later. I hope you are dealing with it better now that the first days are over. :)