Last Monday ws Abby’s first day of First grade. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, bt I feel ill-equipped when I have no camera… even if I’m not sharing any pictures. Anyway we woke up super early and I made blueberry muffins (her first day of school breakfast request). She wore the cutest outfit and looked the part of a grade-school kid… no longer a kindergardner. I don’t know why this year is so much harder for me – maybe it’s that it’s “real” school now… she’s actually in a grade. Well, I took her to school and walked her in since it was her first day.
After school, I picked her up to take her to her after school care place. I don’t want her riding St. Mark’s bus the first day… after I picked her up we went to McDonald’s to get a chocolate milkshake before I took her on to St. Mark. We sat in the car for a while talking about school and she said (in a very grown-up serious voice) “Mommy, I like first grade so much more than kindergarden” . Hahaha… that’s good. She was worried about having to “learn” too much in real school v/s kindergarden. Sweet girl. She is required to read for 20 minutes every night which is a good thig b/c we have trouble with her reading. She excells in just about every area of school except her reading ability. She can do it, she just doesn’t like to.