The First Day of Kindergarten During a Pandemic

My son started kindergarten yesterday, and although it wasn't quite the first day of school I'd been imagining due to the COVID pandemic, it actually went really well. A Little Bit of Normal We live close to school, so our day started with a bike ride, just like I've been imaging we'd do since we … Continue reading The First Day of Kindergarten During a Pandemic

First Day of Preschool Derailed by Lunchbox

We were all set for the first day of school. The school bag was packed, school shirts were washed and ready, and we got a new fancy lunchbox that could hold twice as much as his lunchbox from last year. He was so excited he had to try it on and then put things in … Continue reading First Day of Preschool Derailed by Lunchbox

First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

My mom loves to tell me the story of my first day of school and how she cried, and then hung around trying to peek in the windows until they made her leave. I took a different approach, as the only tears I may have shed were tears of joy as I walked to my … Continue reading First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

Our First Day of Preschool was AWESOME

We started the first day like so many do - with a photo and a sign: I told myself "Don't cry! Don't cry!" as I helped him get settled in and hang up his tote bag. He was growing up so fast! And as I kissed him by, I realized I had 4 hours ahead … Continue reading Our First Day of Preschool was AWESOME