It’s difficult, as a mom, to describe the emotions that come with sending your child off to school for her first day of Kindergarten. It’s exciting, terrifying, sad, wonderful, and rewarding all at the same time. The questions are seemingly endless. Will school be easy for her, or will she struggle like I did? Will the other kids like her? Will she like her teacher? Will her teacher like her? Will she be able to read at grade level? Write? Will math be easier for her or English? Standardized tests feel like a long way off, and yet somehow all too soon.
It seems impossible, but today was Reagan’s first day of Kindergarten. She’s no stranger to school; we found a preschool we love here in Colorado Springs where she attended for the last two years. However, my anxiety was greatly reduced by the fact that my own kindergarten teacher was her preschool teacher. I knew just what she was getting.
While it’s difficult to have luck that good twice, I do feel very excited about Reagan’s teachers, and am happy to report that we both survived the first day of school with NO tears. I’ll always mourn the baby Reagan was, but I still look forward every day to getting to know the woman she will become. And she looked absolutely precious in her uniform.
Reagan got to have a friend over for breakfast. While she’s bummed they’re not in the same class, I promised her they could still be friends!