Yesterday was Cyan’s first day of school. She started pre K and we couldn’t be more proud of her and excited for her. She was proud of her “pack pack” that Nana Rose gave her.
It’s hard knowing our baby girl is out in the big wide world, but as my friend Malorie said, she was made for this. So I only shed a few tears as I walked away from the classroom and got into my car. I had already shed a few at orientation. That was the ish just got real moment.
But no tears for Cy. She dove right in and never looked back. I can only imagine everything she is going to learn and experience.
We also had to do some pre homework as a family. We helped Cyan decorate her little person. And Allan and I had our first homework fight. I might be a little insecure about my artistic ability and he might be a perfectionist. Oh the joys of parenting;) But I think it came out pretty cute. She certainly enjoyed using a bingo dauber to decorate her shirt. And coincidentally it matched her outfit on the first day!
We couldn’t wait to pick her up and hear all about it. Well, as much detail as a four year old will share. We decided to celebrate our special girl with lunch at Cheese and Coffee.
We even took a field trip downtown to visit Grandma PC at Civic Plaza.
I think school was a success because she was ready to go back today. When I asked her about her day, she said, “We ate something red. It wasn’t yummy.”
Earlier I had the opportunity to talk to high school students about the college and career journey. I joked with them that they were giving me practice for my little ones. I’m sure their parents feel like it was just yesterday that they were sending them off to school for the first time. And soon they’ll really be sending them off to school.
They say the days are long, yet the years are short. I’m gonna do everything I can to enjoy this special time, but most of all, I hope Cyan does too.
And just for fun…