This week has been tough – and long. I thought it was Friday on Wednesday, and that just messed with my head for the rest of the week. Work has been crazy busy, and let’s just say that I’m super glad it actually is Friday today.
Wednesday was Sheff’s last day at daycare. We woke up early so we could go and get doughnuts for the teachers. We gave them a card (which I bawled all over while writing it), and got a picture with the director. Y’all – it is so hard to believe our journey with Cathedral Day Care has come to a close. I remember touring the place and crying my eyes out. I remember crying so much on the first day of drop-off, but that place ended up being like family. Those teachers loved Sheffield, and it was an incredible experience.
The very next day, Sheff had his first day of kindergarten – sporting a brand new big boy ready for school haircut! I talked earlier on about how weird it felt to be dropping him off at a brand-new school that he had never been in before. I packed his lunch for his first day (apparently, it takes two days for the money to be uploaded into their account – but we didn’t know that until actually putting money into the account), packed up his snack, his blanket, extra pair of clothes and his water bottle. I cannot believe the confidence of my kid – he hopped out of the car, with his little shark mask on – and went straight into school. I have no idea where he gets his braveness and confidence – certainly not me.
To say I was so excited to pick him up after his first day is an understatement. I could not wait to hear all about his first day! He told us that PE was his favorite, that he sat at a circle desk, that there are seven kids right now in his class and they all had cool masks on: they all played together on the slides at recess. And they did a lot of coloring! He couldn’t remember where I had packed his snack (face palm), and he ate something from his lunch for his snack. He said he really liked his teacher, and was bummed this morning when I said he didn’t get to go back until Monday. Today is kind of a free day for him since they are not starting the virtual assignments until next week.
It is going to be a very strange first school year – but we will power through it, Sheffield probably doing a better job than his mom. I hope he continues to love school as much as his first day. I hope y’all have a great weekend.