We are LOVING Kindergarten. Love, love, love.
Lily's school is an HOUR round trip from our house. We are in the car from 2- 4 hours a day, depending on extra curricular activities, errands, events, meetings, etc...
But, there are pros and cons to everything, and the pros of her school greatly outweigh that one negative.
I have been thrilled with her teacher this year. Her name is Dr. Fish (yes, my daughter's Kindergarten teacher has a PHD), and she is fantastic. I am practically skipping around every day...okay, 90% of it is because I can feel my sanity slowly coming back. But, I am so thankful that, once again, Lily has such an amazing teacher.
She sends texts every day, like this one of Lily at lunch with her note I put in her lunchbox.
Oh, and then there was this text.
I was actually meeting another mom in the school parking lot around noon to give her something. So, I was IN the parking lot when the text came. I was literally in the classroom within 2 minutes, and I debated trying to explain, "I just happened to be in the parking lot." I felt a bit like a crazy, stalker mom, but Lily will probably never forget how fast I arrived.
She was shaken a bit but was not seriously hurt. Apparently she fell off of the bars and hit her eye on the ground.
Daddy was on Call, so we swung by the hospital to let him check it out. Definite perk of being married to a doctor.
Aunt Paula had just sent Lily a new gift in the mail (Aunt Paula's love language is gift giving- she always sends the most thoughtful gifts): a doll wearing a school uniform! Lily thought she sent it as a get-well gift (the injury happened 2 hours before, so Lily has some MAJOR faith in the mail system and in Aunt Paula). Her name is Marie and she played with her all afternoon.
The first night. We got home at noon and she said, "well, what kind of fun thing are we going to do now that I am home?"
Thankfully, Marie kept her company. AND, we went swimming. She was not in any pain.
The next morning it looked a bit worse...
I got lots of updates from her teacher, so I knew she was okay!
Her teacher asked me to read a book and bring a snack one day, and this was our selfie. Clearly a framer. The eye got progressively worse over the first 5 days. Strangers were SHOCKED when they saw her, but she was completely unaware.
I love that we have the chance to be so involved in the classroom!
On Friday, she lost a tooth!! It is her 3rd one!
She is looking a little rough with a tooth gap and a black eye. Hughes and I are just grateful this all happened at school, because that would be a lot to explain over the course of 4 days.
It was REALLY big deal for her to have a black eye and lose a tooth in the same week. She was basically famous in her class. Haha. Kindergartners don't always know about making fun of someone, so they all just thought it was cool and were curious about it. She was a bit worried the first morning and even wore sunglasses to school. But, I think that lasted 2 minutes, because several moms texted me, "Lily showed me her eye! She is really proud of it!"
Donuts with the other Kindergarten class for O week!
Lily made this tiny book with pictures and "I love you"s for the tooth fairy. I found it under her pillow.
She informed me that the tooth fairy brings a craft and a book. I happened to have a hoarded selection of clearance crafts and consignment sale books, so that is fine with me.
It is shocking in real life. I keep forgetting about it until I notice people staring at her.
I got to go on the first field trip of the year! It was to this little zoo in Virginia. Lily was THRILLED that I was coming and counted down the days. But, once we actually got there, she was so hungry, because they skipped snack that day. She was grumpy for most of the time, to be honest. I am so grateful I had the chance to go, but, once again, I have learned- do not have expectations as a parent.
She made me this precious name tag. She even wrote my cell number on it, in case I got lost. Haha.
Noni and Bop got to come in town for a last minute celebration at her school. Her school scheduled it on a Wednesday morning (with 2 days notice), and I was annoyed at the assumption that everyone must have family who lives in town. But, my parents re-arranged all of their plans to be able to come!
Several of my friends saw Lily and texted me things like, "She is positively glowing!" and "Lily is on Cloud 9 with Noni and Bop there!"
Love this girl, her sweet friends, her awesome teacher, and this school.