Well because I am a proud Mum and I talk a lot about my kids I thought I would share the photos of our first two days and a little recap.
Day one was full of nerves on all sides! Halen hid under her bed in an effort to miss starting! The drop off was exciting, but they both broke down into tears when I said goodbye. I have to be honest I started to cry myself so I had to exit out of there pretty quickly before they saw!
The day seemed to go well – according to both the girls and their teachers. Layla made a little girl friend and Halen said she hadn’t met anyone yet. They made it clear they were working on building friendships separately!
I expected them to be exhausted after day one, however, they seemed to be bouncing off the walls when we got home. Maybe from all the excitement, holding in the anxiety, the relief of the day being over, or a combination of all. So we actually went for an evening swim. It had been raining all day long so they hadn’t been able to run around outside either, which may have contributed to all the post school energy.
They said they were excited and prepared for Day two, however, when they woke up they did not want to go. I think they were tired and the adrenalin of the first day had worn off. It was raining hard again and as a result Dad had the day off from work and they asked him to come along and see their school. This seemed to help ease nerves somewhat.
We stayed for a little while to get them settled. Halen, who is generally more anxious about going, seemed to settle in better. When it was time to say goodbye Halen shed some tears and Layla screamed hysterically and grabbed for my leg. Oh it was so sad. But I knew they would have a good day once they settled down.
At pick up they both said they had a good day. Layla had made another girl friend and Halen a boy friend. Halen tends to enjoy playing with boys I have noticed and Layla is a girlie girl. They were excited to know they had a few days off. Thankfully this week was a short week because of the long weekend. They have been exhausted all day today!
Do you have any first day memories?