Tuesday, January 30, 2007

First day of school

Today was Skye’s first day at school.

She’s our first child, so effectively it was the entire family's first day at school. I took the day off work to go with Skye and the rest of us to school.

In some ways it was anti-climactic. I don’t know what your first day of school was like, but I remember being very excited. I can remember other starts to school years where the new kindergarten kids&madsh;and some of their parents—were crying. It was all a much bigger deal.

Skye had already done orientation last year—three weeks of just the morning at school—and knew her teacher, made some friends, and so on. So really her official First Day was not much of a big deal at all.

This all makes perfect sense. Starting school shouldn’be a big traumatic deal. It should be easy, and calm and fun. Just as it was for Skye today.

She said she missed us though.

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