Last time we went through this, I obsessively folded and re-folded my kitchen towels all day. I cried a little. I worried and waited. But it turned out fine.
Today, it was Lorelei's turn to venture forth into Elementary school.
Can anyone tell that this kid is UBER-ready for Kindergarten?
She was brighter than the sun.
She sat at her desk, and while the other kids were jumping up and down, talking loudly, my Lorelei just sat with her hands in her lap and smiled, overjoyed to finally be there.
I stayed maybe thirty seconds longer than I needed to. After I hugged her goodbye, she didn't look my way again. I took my leave.
I spent the day sitting by the river, making calls for RAPTOR programs, some shopping (I took the plunge, so to speak and bought a new push up bra. This is a big deal...I'm happy to report that I was able to buy a whole size SMALLER than I usually wear. Still hovering at about 30 pounds lost...gonna have to bring out the big guns to keep losing)
Geoff and I walked out together to meet the bus....
And she was still brighter than the sun.
The excitement of the day seems to have affected her a bit.
She fell asleep before dinner.
I was more composed this time around than I was a few years ago when Isabelle went off for her first day of school. But I still worried. I thought of her every...oh....10 seconds.
I kept going back in my mind to the day she came into my life. And I can't believe how fast it all goes.
(January 28, 2004)