Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How did I get here?


I took a drive this morning. I dropped my sweet girls off at the PreK / K school they attend. I then came home, dug up a social security card, birth certificate, vaccination records, reference letters, my driver's license and the 22 page booklet I had to fill out. I walked up the street and handed all of these things over to the office administrator at the elementary school. Ms. J got registered for 1st grade this morning. I am so excited for her, yet I can't figure out how she got to this point - wasn't it just yesterday that she was that sweet little babe that we so carefully drove home with from the hospital? She is funny and smart and reading on a 2nd grade level (I think the 7 kids in her kindygarten class has been a HUGE benefit). She loves school, "being crafty" and anything to do with dolphins. She would wear a sundress every day if I'd let her and she may have quite a future as a diplomat.

I have already requested to meet with the school nurse in July to review our 504 plan. I am going to be a regular fixture at that school for the foreseeable future, they might as well get to know me now. We've already done this, now it's just on a bigger scale.....we'll make it, right? This has me more nervous that the first day I went back to work after having her. I pity the fool that messes with my baby...teachers, school nurse, principals and office staff consider yourselves warned.

3 comments:

Meri said...

You will make it! Change is hard every year. How the teacher handles it all is a roll of the dice. Good luck on your elementary school journey! In my experience though, my diabetic boys handle it all with more maturity than all the adults combined. :)

Laura said...

Everyone says the time goes by so fast - OMG - it really does. I remember people saying that when my oldest was born and now she is 6. Where does the time go??

Glad you are posting again!

Any word on the J O B?

Wendy said...

I could have written this myself! Addy will be in 1st grade next year...when did that happen??????

We'll get through it together, my friend!