Today is going to be my first official day back at work. That means it is NikkiZ’s first official day at her “new” school. We moved her from the old branch for various reasons, mainly because that branch was packed to the brim and chaos ensued. This one we’re using now still has space and doesn’t feel like my child needs to be “wrangled” with the other kids.
We have prepped her for today and she seems excited. She’s excited about wearing PullUps all day and going to the potty like the big kids. Whether or not this excitement will translate to success – will be hard to say. I also let her pick out a new outfit at Target (“As long as it’s on Sale!”) for her first day back and she’s very excited about that. I’m fairly certain once we actually get there the excitement will pass and the terror will set in, but here’s hoping for only a mild breakdown. From either of us.
Keep us in your thoughts today. I’ll pop back in later and let you know how she (and I) did with the drop off, but know that there is a small part of me today that is very sad. I know me working is (a) a necessity and (b) overall the best thing for my family. But, that doesn’t make it hurt any less to go back to leaving my daughter in the (very capable) hands of someone else.
In the meantime – here is a picture of her showing off the pillow I made her this weekend. It has two different sides (I’m that awesome) and is almost the right shape.