Today was Jayci's first day of preschool. She ate a healthy breakfast, her outfit was all laid out and ready to go, and her backpack was packed with everything she needed. In other words, we were entirely together and not at all acting like ourselves this morning. I dropped her off this morning, we were even a little early, which is somewhat epic for us, especially considering we had to drive downtown from Marietta during rush hour traffic. We had been telling her all about how she was going to school, and that her teacher's name is Miss Marta. She pronounces it "miss marna," which I'm fairly certain is the cutest thing ever. Anyways, we walked in together, and she want straight to the puzzles. So naturally, I scurried out of the room while she was happily occupied.
I must admit I felt like a bad mom because I didn't even cry, I tried to well up a few tears since everyone else has been blogging and twittering about losing it for their kid's first day of school. But nope, nada. It might have something to do with the fact that I'm spending my morning enjoying this. And in my defense, she didn't cry either.
I've been sitting here getting actual work done without being interrupted every few minutes, which I'm convinced is going to make me a better mom when Jayci is home with me. Plus, I just got a call from her preschool to let me know she is having a fantastic first day, and doing really well.
I will admit, they DID say she got off to a rough start because she didn't want to take off her backpack. But who can blame he, I mean it's such a cool, stylish backpack . . . Ok, so it's from Walmart, doesn't zip up right, and has a built-in white board with markers that never worked. But still, who can blame her?
With that, I'm going back to work, and then off to do a little house hunting while I'm down here. Hopefully, soon I'll be able to drive 10 minutes instead 60 minutes to bring her to school every week. Because we all know there's no way I'm going to be getting her to school on time twice a week in rush hour traffic. That's just not how we roll.
*Side note: My camera is in the shop, so I used my mom's Nikon to take these first day of school pics. And clearly I have no idea what I'm doing with a Nikon. Clearly.