Monday, August 23, 2010

meet the teacher



Bright and early this morning we headed to the school to meet Layla's new teacher. 
She is the sweetest lady :)  I am so happy to have her teaching my Layla this year.  Layla is very excited and nervous about heading to kindergarten tomorrow. As we walked down the hallway to Layla's classroom I was so excited for her.  The school is so new and pretty and big.  We met her teacher and I filled out paperwork and we found Layla's locker.  Her classroom is so cute!  As we were leaving the classroom I started to feel my throat tighten.  Huh?  Me nervous?                            YES!!!!  The school was so big...there were so many people walking around in the halls.  It hit me all the sudden.  Why did the school have to be so big? What if they lost my baby girl?  Couldn't we wait and start her next year? I grabbed her hand and squeezed it tight thinking I could hyperventilate.  Why did she have to go to such a large school?  Maybe I could home school her?  And then I came to my senses.  I know she is going to be fine, but I am nervous for her.  She will do great...I loved school when I was little, and she will love it too. 


   

Many people have asked me if I am going to cry on the first day of school.  I laughed and thought they were crazy!  But they are all right...I did cry.  Not on the first day.  But today when we got home...I cried.  I was so sad and I read this silly little story/letter that was put Layla's folder.  Thank goodness the kids were playing in  Hayden's tent. I keep telling Layla not to be scared, I didn't want her to see me upset. I never thought I'd be so emotional.  But I was, and hopefully I will be able to keep it together tomorrow.  After we drop Layla off at school, I am going to a kindergarten breakfast. I'm excited about it.  I will post lots of pics tomorrow of my girl's first day.


This little guy will meet his preschool teacher on next Monday.  His first day of preschool is next Wednesday.  I'm not sure how he will do, but I'm thinking he will love hanging out with the other kids in his preschool class. 


9 comments:

jenn said...

i'll be praying for you tomorrow =)

i bawled like a baby 2 weeks ago on elijah's first day!
he did GREAT!!

jenn w/ 2 n's said...

How Sweet! I bet she'll be yaking a mile a minute after her first day tomorrow and you'll feel much better. I'll be thinking about you & LK tomorrow. She'll do grrrrrreat! (yep, just channeled Tony the Tiger)

Todd and Courtney said...

awww so sweet. I would cry too. Todd and I both cried taking Lauren to her first day of just Mother's Day Out last week. I can't even imagine kindergarten!

Carrie said...

It is such an emotional time! I could cry for you ;) They grow up so fast once they start school...and it's hard to let them go all day :( I cried when Alex went to Kindergarten, and he was only gone half day...but I was better when it was Emily's turn.

although, I feel emotional again this year...I miss them both gone all day...but the days are going too fast! Take care...I'll be thinking about you both!

shortmama said...

Rhiannon is in third grade and I still get choked up every day taking her to school!

Lauren said...

Awww, she seems like a really sweet teacher and I’m sure Layla will really love her :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Layla does look a little nervous in the first picture, but I'm sure she is having a great time by now! In a few weeks, it will seems like you have been dropping her off at school forever! With Hayden in preschool, what are you going to do with all your time?!? LOL!

Heather said...

So glad Layla got such a sweet teacher! She will do great, she looks beautiful. I have the same feelings you do about the schools being so big, I always worry about Em getting lost! Praying for you!!
Hayden will do great in preschool I bet, he is such a little cutie!

Kelli said...

She will have a great year and you'll love hearing all of the school stories. We had meet the teacher day today...Jamison was SO excited.