Today is Carly's first day of school. She was not the least bit interested in going today. In fact, she told me she was staying home.
I woke up at 6:10 this morning. Rolled out of bed and headed to the shower. I had planned on getting Carly up at 6:30, but she woke up looking for me and crying. She strolled into the bathroom and sat patiently waiting for me to finish up my shower. She then decided she was hungry. After my shower, we headed to the kitchen and made her a fried egg sandwich. She refuses to eat eggs any other way. She ate every bit of it and had a glass of juice too.
Eventually, it was time to get dressed, brush teeth, go potty one last time, fix hair (never fun) and head out the door. Oh....I forgot to mention. It was raining outside. Carly really hates the rain. Luckily, it had broken to only a slight sprinkle by the time we had to head out. That made it a little easier to get her out of the door.
Off to school we go. Carly was happy as can be. Only because I had the radio blaring away. She danced and sang and was finally happy.
We arrived at school....and she wasn't happy any longer. She fought me tooth and nail getting out of the van. Finally, she caved. We headed in to her classroom. Found her seat and tried and tried to get her to smile for the camera. Shoot. I tried and tried to get her to just look at the camera. She wasn't about to. I'll try to snap a few pictures when I pick her up today.
I'm sure she'll be okay today. Probably she'll do better than me! First grade is so much more structured than kindergarten. That may prove to be a great thing for Carly. Carly isn't a kid who is big on change. She likes things to go along just so.
Tomorrow Carly will be riding the bus. She loves the bus. I'm selfish and wanted to take her her first day. The bus will be picking her up around 7:45 each morning. Which is the time we have to leave our house to get her to school, if I take her. We only live about 10 minutes from the school, so the route wont be too long for her.
As the day goes by I will get to cleaning my house...which may just stay clean a bit longer each day. ;o) Carly will get used to having a routine at school. She'll get used to playing with her friends again. And likely, we will be doing homework. Ahhh, back into the swing of things.
***I'll be posting a few pictures of Carly's first day of First grade later tonight. I'm hoping I can get a good picture of her after school today. I did snap a few this morning, but she was in no mood for the camera.***