School started today. Mr. Smiley is sleeping and I'm having a hard time getting my thoughts to be in one place for some reason Big Sister was thrilled to be going to school today. She has been counting down for weeks. On Friday morning she came into my room and said, "Today is Friday. That means there are three more days until school! And then tomorrow there will only be two more days. And then one more day! And then school! So needless to say she was really excited. My Dad took her shopping last week and bought her a new backpack. She really wanted a rolling backpack and the only one they had left that didn't have a bunch of characters on it was a grey and blue one. It was definitely not one that I thought she would pick out, but it was the one she wanted. She kept saying, "It's kind of boyish, but it's not. I like it." I am so proud of her self confidence. I think I'm more self-conscious for her. At school today I saw two other boys--not in her class--with the same backpack. I'm not sure she noticed, I just hope kids aren't mean. I'm probably worrying about nothing but isn't that what parents do? I'm just so proud of the fact that she knows who she is. She doesn't have to have pink or purple things just because she's a girl.
Ready for the first day!
Mr. Smiley was happy too!
At her desk, ready for the day!