It’s official, my Dolly Day Dream is now a pre-schooler. She started JK last week! The building up felt like a volcano. All tension and pressure, bubbling below the surface!
Not knowing the school system over here, I tried to overcompensate and bought her a complete new wardrobe, back pack, shoes, lunch bag, pencil case and everything else you can think of! The first day she was to go for two hours. we gathered with the other parents and several distraught tots, waiting… I looked down to see how she was handling it and she wasn’t there! She was running around the playground having a great time. They called her in and she lined up with the others and marched inside. Not even a look back! It couldn’t have gone better! I was so proud. The next day she started a full day and I dropped her at the before school program. She was straight in, like she’d been there hundreds of times. I left feeling like the worst Mother in the World leaving her for so long. I couldn’t wait for 4 o’clock to come around so I left work early and raced up town to get her. When I got there she was sat with a group of other kindergarten kids coloring with chalk. She started to cry, I quickly reassured her that she would be fine and asked if she had not had a good day. She looked confused and said what did I mean, she loved school and didn’t want to come home because it was boring! Charming I thought! But I was relieved that she had a good day. The kids then started to introduce themselves and their ages, once they had gone around the table they all looked up, cute little faces and the brave one asked “how old are you?” ” are you 6 said one little guy?, “are you twenty one said another?” finally the quietest one said.. “are you 100?” literally laughing out loud I replied “not quite” obviously the stress of the week had taken it’s toll. Note to self, get better wrinkle cream!