Today is the first day of school for Sweet Pea and Baby Girl. It's actually Baby Girl's first day of school ever. I've come to a realization this week, I'm not ready for them to grow up. Ready for them to be more self sufficient, yes. But can't they do that without actually growing up?
They're both going to learn so much this year. I remember Sweet Pea's 3K year. She was an absolutely different child from the first to the last day. They grow and change so quickly at this age. Baby Girl is in for a treat because her cousin is going to be in class with her. They're so cute together. Cousin is an older brother and used to giving orders while Baby Girl is used to ignoring those same orders from her own big sister. It'll be interesting to see how they do together.
Sweet Pea starts 1st grade this year. It's real school now. No more naps. No more playing. It's homework and learning to read, add and tell time. She's so excited to take this step (we'll see how long that enthusiasm lasts after she gets her first homework assignment). She's such a smart and independent child. I'm so proud of her. Her class is very small this year, one of the benefits of going to a private school (although it can be a problem if there's a conflict with a child in the class. They spend 3K through 8th with virtually the same kids so there's no getting away).
I'm off to double check backpacks and lunches. And probably shed a little tear in the car leaving the school. My babies aren't babies anymore.
Anyone else dealing with the start of school? If not, what was your favorite school moment growing up?