Will started Kindergarten today. Last week we went to Open House. I really liked his teacher. She reminds me of my favorite aunt (who was a second grade teacher). He knows one other kid in his class from pre-K. So this morning when we were getting ready to go, he was fine. Husband took him. I wondered how many parents Mrs. W had to kick out crying!
Unlike year's past , I didn't cry (yet). I did get a little misty-eyed but that is about it.
Livi is still home with me until Monday. So I did some errands around the house. Then we ran a few errands around town. At lunchtime, Livi and I went to Chick-fil-A. She found another little girl to play with in the playarea. I asked her dad if she was in preschool. He commented, "No, she is in Kindergarten." I must have had a "UGH??" look on my face, because he added, "We live over in such and such county." I knew for a fact such and such county school started today as well. We just drove out there for a playdate yesterday. Immediately he got on the phone with his wife....."oops". I left feeling kind of sorry for the guy. Pook kid missed out on her first day of kindergarten!
Feeling kind of proud of myself for not getting too boohoo-ey all day, Livi and I went home. We dropped off some stuff, then I realized I better to get to school to find a parking spot for 2:15 pickup. We live a hop, skip and a jump from school. On the way out of our neighborhood, I see kids walking home.....WTH?? DANG....I totally forgot early release this week.
Talk about a big ol' honking OOPPPPSSS. Feeling like "mother of the year" I rushed into the cafeteria to pick Will up. Here I was feeling all smug I hadn't cried all day! There were a few other kids in there as well. On the way out, I said to Will, "I am so sorry I didn't pick you up on time. I guess some other moms forgot as well."
He looked around and said, "Nope, Mom, you were the only one!" Yeah, yeah, yeah......Just add it to my mother of the year application.