We've made it! We survived our first week of Kindergarten...Or at least the hardest part for me - Waking up.
You know me, I went a bit overboard documenting the occasion with pictures and video. Maybe it'll give you a few ideas if your little one is starting school soon. Here are some things I've learned after the first week of school.
1. The novelty wears off quick (for adults): It's fun and excitinggetting ready for the first day of school the night before, but by the third night of getting ready, I'm already dragging my feet and dreading waking up early the next day. My daughter is still enjoying laying out her outfit, making lunch requests, and deciding what hairstyle she's going with. I on the other hand still can't believe how early I have to wake up every. single. day. (Can you tell I'm not a morning person?)
2. EVERYONE drives their kids to school: Does no one ride the bus anymore? I don't see many people walking either. Is there something I don't know? I need to remember to bring some reading material and get there a little earlier because that line is no joke.
3. School is not like it was when I was growing up: When I was in school I had to walk there uphill both ways in the snow. . . .I kid (though this is exactly what my husband has been saying all week), but there are so many things that are different. Lil' J's kindergarten teacher gave us a QR code to save all of her contact info, we have a private class Facebook page, they have PE daily and less time for recess, no naps, computer labs. Things have definitely evolved.