Anna June woke up before 6:00 AM today, in anticipation of her first official day as a first grader.
She decided she didn't like the uniform I had gotten ready for her (too big), so it is a good thing we saved the ones from last year. We'll work on it later. In Pre-K and K, I was kind of obsessed with how things would go, but now, I realize that school will happen even if I do think her backpack is grubby (although she thinks it is fine and doesn't need a new one). We did the shoes, the haircut, the eye appointment, etc. but the learning will happen with or without those things. Sometimes sanity is better than brand new clothes.
Here's the official first day picture:
Pre-K and Kindergarten taken in the same spot.
And here are a couple more, which I took against her will:
You can't see it in the photos, but the little "thing" Granny sent in a package we got yesterday is tied to the zipper of her backpack. The "thing" is to remind her that she is loved.
While we were eating our granola this morning, she said something I wish I had written down. It was something like, "I feel excited, and there's nothing anyone can do about that."
Watch out first grade - here comes Anna June!
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