Wednesday, September 5, 2012

School has begun

So, I'm more than a bit behind in posting these, but I figure, better late then never, right?

Summer flew by for us, and Sugar Bear was definitely NOT ready for school to start.  She started worrying about it about 3 weeks before the first day back.  She started talking about not liking school, and it really hurt my heart.  She had such a love of learning when she was younger, and I am sad to see her resisting the process now.

For a week before the first day, she continued to say to me each morning and night, "I'm not ready for school to start, Mom."  I had hope that "meet the teacher night" which takes place two days before school starts would build some excitement for her. 

While she found some smiles, because that is WHO she is.......
 
 
 
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I could also see the worry in her heart.
 
 
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She busied herself jumping and leaping those jitters away.
 
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I asked her if it helped her get ready for school, and she stated that it really didn't help much. The day before school started she said, "I just have so much anxiety about school, Mom." :( poor girl. I reassured her that it was normal to be nervous, and that I used to get so nervous that I'd have a tummyache before the first day of school each year.
 
  The first day came, and she got up and ready without fuss. She obliged me with photos, because she is awesome like that. I can't believe how grown up she looks in these.
 
 
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Out of the truck.....and looking at the school.
 
 
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Heading on in.
 
 
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Letting me grab some portraits while we wait outside with the other kids for the day to begin.
 
 
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I left her there....hoping for the best. Now I must say, there really isn't adequate words for how I felt when I picked her up at the end of the day and she said, "MOM! It was the BEST first day of school EVER!" Seriously......she didn't act that excited when we were at Disneyland.
 
This was HUGE! She as been so very happy. We are five school days in....and she is still loving it!

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The Working Home Keeper said...

Wow! I can't believe how much she's grown! So beautiful!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

So excited that her first day was wonderful! I know that's a big relief for you.

Janet said...

Oh isn't it a blessing when they're happy at school? SB is growing into a fine young lady - what a beautiful child and your photographs are awsome.

inkyblog said...

she is so so so beautiful, each and every portrait is stunning. i loved all her first day favorites, wish you were coming to visit again, i'd make spaghetti xoxo

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