My mind is telling me that it feels like a Saturday but I know it's actually Thursday. Normally at this time of day Clover would be settling in her class and starting her table work. Usually a worksheet in the morning while the kids settle down and then they go into announcements and looking at the calendar as a class.
This morning she is in the pool already with her Daddy.
At the same time last year I was freaked out that my little baby girl would be starting kindergarten. I knew that she would fit in just fine. She is one of the most social kids I have ever met so I knew she would warm up quickly. I don't know why I was so freaked out.
Her teacher this year was amazing. I knew that first day when she said good morning to each child in line before starting their day that I would like her. She was kind and firm and exactly what Clover needed. We got a little excited that she might transition into a first grade teacher next year, so Clover would have her two years in a row. Then we found out yesterday that she is switching schools. She did help ease the pain by telling me that she will make sure that her students go with good teachers. We've had good luck with the teacher pool so far that I hope that next year is more of the same.
For now we are headed straight for recital week. For the third year in a row my baby girl will get on stage and strut her stuff. She waits all year for rehearsal week because that's when she gets to get on the big stage and show everyone what she's got! This year she get's to share the stage with Daddy for a number. She is super excited about that.
This Summer looks like it's packed with dancing and swimming and I don't think she would want it any other way. Oh, and video games because according to her it's not a Summer vacation without some video games. And considering it gets to be triple digits here, I think we can accommodate that.
Let the Summer begin!