After some rough news that she didn't get the coveted teacher and none of her friends were assigned to her class, Natalie chose to have a good attitude and start second grade on a positive note. Believe me, it took some talking and some convincing, but it was a good moment for her to learn that life has its disappointments. And you know what? Her teacher, Mrs. J, is super nice and seemed to like the Teacher Survival Kit we made. And she made two new friends at Open House. Score.
I'm not one of those moms who cries or gets teary on back to school days. Maybe I will when baby #3 heads off for greater knowledge. Nope, I get excited for the fun traditions, new friendships, class parties, and...yes...my freedom for a few short hours. (Until the baby gets here and I get to start indentured servitude all over again)
So, while the seven year old is busy doing math worksheets, practicing her spelling words, and hopefully blowing the other kids out of the water with her genius super-powers, Miss Byrdie and I will enjoy these last few days of summer vacay before her half day kindergarten program begins next week.
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