It happened. Our Bug went to school! This week she started pre-kindergarten. There were lots of feelings about it, and we were so happy to experience it as a family.
Bug was able to meet her teacher a week before school. At that time we dropped off all of her new school supplies. While there, Bug explored her new classroom and Jess and Adam got to sit with her teacher. This experience helped Bug to feel excited about what was to come.
To prepare for school life, Jess and Lily started sitting at night together practicing tracing her letters. Bug’s focus and effort in the task has been so impressive. We do one page a day and are making our way through the alphabet.
The night before Bug’s first day we picked out her special first day outfit and laid it out. She and Adam previously went shopping and got new shoes together so she laid those out with her clothes.
We are so fortunate to live close to Bug’s school. In the morning, after a good breakfast, we walked to her school. On the way, Bug said “I’m nervous and excited.” We both gave her big hugs and told her that it’s very normal to feel that way, and it just means that she’s about to start something wonderful.
At the school, her teacher welcomed the kids into class one by one. There were kisses, hugs, and no tears! Bug walked herself right in and didn’t look back. Jess turned around and DEFINITELY cried, but all happy tears for her girl to be on this new adventure.
After school Jess was there to pick Bug up. She came running out with a big smile on her face and jumped into Jess’s arms for a hug. On the walk home she told Jess all about her new class, new teacher, and new friends. We all know this is going to be a great year filled with wonderful experiences for her!
We’d love to tell you more and see what dreams you have for your child’s first day of school. We’re already thinking of you and sending you so much love.
Here’s to happily ever after.