Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We do have it all!

"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all!"

I saw that quote hanging on our new daycare provider's wall today and it couldn't be more fitting. Yesterday was Jaden's first day of kindergarten and Taylor's first day of daycare, not only at a new place, but all by herself.  As you can probably imagine, I found it hard to sit still yesterday. I was excited for them because that day was one that they were looking forward to all summer long! Jaden was finally starting school. Ever since she started preschool, she has been wanting to go to kindergarten. I was so excited to hear all about her first day! I was nervous for my girls, both starting new chapters in their lives. This is the first time that they have been separated on a regular basis. Jaden, who has always been one of the big kids, was now in the younger crowd. Taylor was having to go through her whole day without her big sis there for support. Would they be ok? You know what? They were perfectly fine!

We picked Jaden up first after work. I jumped right in and started asking her all kinds of questions, "What did you do today?" She forgot. "What are your new friends' names?" She didn't know. "Did you do any fun projects?" She did. The answers were short, but the excitement was definitely there! But dang, girlfriend was TIRED! We knew it would be a tough day, but really... The ATTITUDE... yikes! Hopefully once we get into a routine, she'll get used to the early mornings and long school days.

Next stop was Miss Taylor Max. She immediately cried when I walked in the door... because she didn't want to leave! Good sign :o)  I was told that she had an awesome day! No fits at all AND she has a new BFF!

Needless to say, the girls went to bed a little earlier last night. It was a long day for all of us and it is true, we may NOT have it all together, but together we really DO have it all!

1 comment:

Lora said...

It will take a little bit to get use to the new routine and then again after Christmas break. I remember picking Josie up from the bus 1st day back from Christmas break in grade one - Josie and two of her bus mates had melt downs after getting off the bus. Josie is so ready to go back to school, Jarod isn't. School starts on the 4th for them.