Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The First Day of School

The first day of school arrived for us on Monday.

This was much anticipated by the kids. They couldn't wait to get dressed in their new school clothes (which I was finally able to buy) and be off to school. They dressed alike, as the usually do on the first day.

It was Miss Missy's very first day of school. Because I've been home, unlike the boys, this was her first school experience. She did, spend about 2 months in a home daycare environment while I struggle to try to become a loan officer about 2 years ago, but that was pretty much it.

She'd been so excited.

I don't know if you all are familiar with the Pre-K lottery we have. There are 20 positions in the boys' school. There were 80+ students trying to get these slots. We weren't one of the chosen.

That left the other 60 kids' parents to go out and search for a Pre-K slot at a daycare facility that offers Pre-K. I have to say that I was smart. Back in May when I realized we weren't gonna have a position at the school, the one where I put it 30 VOLUNTEER hours a week, I signed her up at 3 different schools.

So about a week before the first day, I call my first choice, who'd said they were opening up a 3rd class and she was SURE to have a slot. Guess what. They didn't open the class. Nice of someone to call me.

My other choice, I wasn't really sure about.

So I called around, found a center that still had spots signed her up and on Monday morning, got Miss Missy all dressed and ready for her big debut. I get there and this center was unsanitary unorganized AND there was no teacher! Apparently, she was on the list for the 3rd class that wasn't opened yet. The teacher was "ON THE WAY". I waited a few minutes and left. Never EVER to return again. Remind me to write a letter to the Pre-K Association about that place!

So it was back to the one I'd written off. And after a second look around, with precaution after what I'd seen at "ANGEL WINGS", I decided to give it a try. After all, Miss Missy hadn't stopped talking about going to school all summer. I just couldn't take that away from her.

She cried, Guys! She she a little tear when she knew that I was leaving. Miss Missy has NEVER cried when I left her ANYWHERE! NONE of my kids have cried when I left them anywhere! They all can't wait to be left somewhere and dart away from me when they've gone to school or a babysitter.

It was hard to see her get nervous and stick out her bottom lip.

She didn't cry out or anything. Just got glassy-eyed.

Her teacher took her to look around and I left as they went outside to look at the playground.

My very last little one is in school. I know I should have cried. I know that's what parents usually do when their babies reach such milestones. Instead, when I got home. I did a happy dance! Couldn't keep me from doing the ELECTRIC SLIDE as I cleaned my house IN PEACE!

She came home happy. Couldn't stop the girl from talking and dancing. Apparently, her day was as good as MOM'S! LOL!

They were all thrilled.


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Go ahead, Girl! Do that electric slide! As sad as it is, it's also celebration time! She's spreading her little wings and learning the art of learning and socialization, away from you.

I'm so glad that she had a great first day!

The boys look so cute in their just alike outfits.

(army)Wife said...

School already?! Geez...I remember when Labor Day meant school started that Tuesday.

Your boys look so awesome in their matching shirts. Are they twins? (Sorry, I'm new here :)) I'm glad Missy liked her first day of school and you were finally able to find her a school. With all the stories I hear about how hard it is to get kids into pre-K I'm thinking I should get Lil' Mootz on a list now...and he's only 8 months old!

Ali said...

Awww...I'm so glad she had such a great time--hope all her days are just as happy!

Ms. Wanda said...

Wow, first day for my kids was Monday and we just switched from a Charter back to Public! So far so good. Your children are beautiful! I'm glad you got to get your dance on:)

Ms. Wanda

Fishy Fish said...

Well Im sure your happy to have an empty house, and before you know it she will be standing in the foyer in her prom dress with a date next to her. Congrats on the first day:-)

Ms. Bar B: said...

Hahahahaha. I totally feel you!! Glad you were able to find an acceptable school for her, and yeah, don't forget to report that one place. I still can't believe you said the teacher was "on her way". Da hell??

Anyhoo... looks like the school year is gonna be a good one =)

Kristin said...

LOL! You are so funny! I'm glad she had a great day too! We don't start until the 24th, but I'll still have Lily at home because she's only 3. I might be doing the happy dance on that first day that I have all to myself too. Hee hee!