Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Big Girl School

This morning:
7:15 a.m. Mama! The sun's awake, it's time to get going! I got my big girl school today!!

7:21 a.m. Mom? Is it time to go yet? I'm ready to rumble! I can't waita my big girl school.

7:49 a.m. Mom! Mom! I want a waffle - but don't forget my peanut butter sandwhich. I want it shaped like a heart and I wanta keep it in my princess lunch box and I wanta eat it at big girl school.

8:39 a.m. Mmmm. Mmmmm. Mom? I think I wanta wear my purple leggins. Yeah. Purple. NO! No, I wanta my pink leggins Mama. Pink leggins be perfect for big girl school.

8:51 a.m. Mom?! Let's go outside and get some pictures. I no stand in the sun and I smile at the camera for big girl school. I bring my school bag and lunch box to take pictures?

9:12 a.m. Mom? It's timeta go to my big girl school. It finally time. You ready to rumble, Mama?

In the car:

9:16 a.m. Mama? This the way to my big girl school? Miss Sue be there? She wears duckie earrings.

9:18 a.m. Mom you no stay with me at big girl school, right? I go all by myself? You not going to be there, right?

9:22 a.m. Mommy? Are we almost there yet? Almost to my big girl school?

9:25 a.m. I use my manners today. I play with new friends and use the potty and drink from the water foutain and I agonna listen, Mama.

9:28 a.m. Mom why we waiting in this line? Is this the line to go into school? I go in all by myself right? You no stay, I do it by myself.

9:31 a.m. Bye Mom! I see you soon! Love you! Bye Mom!!

9:32 a.m. Away she walks. Tote bag over one shoulder, almost as big as her. I watched her in the mirror as I drove out of the parking lot. Off she walked toward class, and then she paused for a second, looked over her shoulder, found me, shrugged, waved and marched off to school. Without a second thought.

And then, at 9:33 a.m. I found myself alone and crying. Yet again.
*Catch the cat in the background of the last picture? In every first day of school picture I have, from six years old on, my mutt, Chemo, was faithfully watching through the front door. You know seeing our silly cat do the same struck a cord with me...


~Laura said...

It's so hard to see them go off isn't it? At least you know that you did your job well because she was ready! Hope her first day was a great one.

Kathy said...

LOVE THE PICTURES! You know you've done a good job when she transitions so well. However, the long suffering Cat in the background put a little lump in my throat!

Kate C. said...

Adorable! How did the first day go? Did she get a lot of homework :-) Did the sandwich taste better because it was in a princess lunchbox?? We need updates!

Sue said...

Could she look a little cuter and more excited??