I really am perfectly accustomed to the idea of one of my children leaving my home most days to go to school. She loves it, she does very well, and she always gets rave reviews from her teachers. However, going to Kindergarten Roundup last week with my second child nearly threw me for a loop. Can I really have two children old enough to go to school? Naomi assures me that I can.
We arrived at the school and found ourselves presented with a beautiful folder, decorated by this year's kindergarteners and full of useful information for next year. We met the kindergarten teachers, including Olivia's teacher from last year (who remembered Mimi's name--made her day!) and listened to the principal talk about how the whole process works. That was exciting enough.
But then we got to go do something EVEN MORE EXCITING. . . .
. . . ride a bus. A SCHOOL bus. Around the whole neighborhood. Not Olivia's bus (Naomi has that number memorized), which was the tiniest bit disappointing, but a REAL bus, with a REAL bus driver.
Can you tell that Mimi loved it? (And that John was post call and exhausted? That's his stripy back leaning forward.)
Let's face it. My kids are going to grow up. Is anyone else struggling as much with this information as I am?