I have been waiting and waiting for this day. It seemed to have been taking it’s time getting here but now that it is here… I want to rewind…. just a little. My baby girl has finished her first year of school and I have to admit I was a little sad this morning making her breakfast and dropping her off at school.
I really wanted to get a photo of her with Mrs. A, her teacher, but I did not. Thought I might have shed a tear or something. Her teacher has been absolutely wonderful and I don’t think we could have gotten luckier. She treated her students as they were her own. Aida always told me about the “life lessons” Mrs. A taught them. The other day when I was visiting her classroom (cannot remember why!) she was telling the kids they were no longer allowed to use the words “no fair” together in a sentence. I know I’d heard Aida saying it a lot lately when I told her she could not do something, so this was obviously a thing they had all picked up. Mrs. A has no idea how happy I was to hear her lecture. Those two words have been driving me crazy. Aida made her a card, gave her some candy, and a gift card as a thank-you gift. I know she will definitely miss her but thankfully, she will still at least be able to ‘see’ her next year.
Now… we get to enjoy our summer together and I am so glad for that. I missed having my girl home with me during the day. I told her I have no idea how much we will be getting out but I am going to make sure she enjoys these next couple of months off from school. She has done so well and has grown so much. She is reading very well (making character voices and all) and her writing is getting better and better. I am so proud of her.