Joan was happy-go-lucky. Kate was nervous and a little teary. I was cycling manically through being sad, relieved, ready, NOT ready, nervous, excited.
And that was on the night before the first day of Kindergarten.
When the big day arrived (yesterday), we all rose much earlier than we are used to and whipped through our new morning routine, almost without a hitch. After the first couple of hours of parent orientation, David and I left the school, holding hands, without our babies.
Kate cried a little before we left.
To my surprise, I didn’t have any tears. I did well up a few times throughout the morning, but mostly I was thinking RIP THE BANDAGE OFF ALREADY. I’ve been emotionally preparing for this all summer (if not longer) so it was a relief to just DO IT.
Today was Day Two.
Kate cried more today and clung to me for awhile before agreeing to let me go.
Joan was annoyed when I kissed her goodbye.
So now it’s just Marin and me. I’m not sure how this new routine is going to roll, but I’m a little lost as to what to do with myself. I’ve decided to give up my afternoon nap in favor of going to bed earlier, so I now am the proud owner of 2-3 hours of childless time every afternoon. I can’t leave the house, as Marin is napping, but I can…. blog! and clean! and… put some thing in the mail! and…. um?… Anyone?