For weeks the girl's have been super excited and have been talking a bunch about kindergarten. We prepped with getting haircuts, a new outfit, a few new pairs of shoes, back packs and lunch boxes. They were super stoked!
The girls have to catch the bus by 8:15. Normally they don't even get up until 8:15-8:30ish, so I knew this was going to be a big transition for all of us. About a week before school, we started going to bed slightly earlier and getting up 15 minutes earlier each day. Regardless, the girls were still really sleepy when I woke them up.
The girls got on their dresses (that they picked out themselves) and we proceeded to get breakfast, brush teeth, fix hair and get our shoes on.
It was a good thing that neither one of them looked back and that they were required to sit on the other side of the bus as us(they have assigned seating for kindergartners), because that's when I lost it! I saw Terry with tears in his eyes and I knew I was a goner!
I admit that I cried a full on big ugly cry for about 45 minutes. Since I didn't sleep AT ALL the night before I went to lay down. (I had taken the whole day off work). I seriously stayed up the night before school playing out every horrible scenario that could possibly happen in my head. I had a massive headache and couldn't really see straight. Yes, I know.....all totally self-induced by worrying too much!
I had every intention of following the school bus to school, but since I couldn't see right I stayed at home. That didn't keep me from logging into the girls school to make sure they arrived safely. The girls wear badges to school. The badge is scanned when they get on the bus in the morning, when they arrive at school in the morning, scanned to pay for their lunch/milk (I have to pre-load money onto their badge to pay for their milk), scanned when they get on the bus to come home and scanned when they get off the bus at home. I did log in several times to make sure that they arrived safely, to make sure that they got their milk at lunch time, and then I checked to make sure they were on their way home.
The bus is supposed to return home with my kiddos at 3:50. Terry and I went outside at 3:45 to wait for them. 3:45 came and went. 4:00 came and went. I started to freak out a little. Right around 4:15 the were dropped off. I now know that the first week the bus schedule can be a little wacky. This morning we almost missed the bus because it came about 8 minutes early. Good thing we are so close to the bus stop!!!
I have to laugh at these photos. Typically Alexis is first with everything! And Addison is the follower. Not at school!!! Addison was first on the bus and first off the bus! Alexis for the first time was in the back.