I'm happy to report that the girls had a fantastic first week of school. And I'm admitting that I was a bit nervous over the summer as to how they would do. Anna last year seemed to like school but didn't really like it when the teacher came to get her out of the car. She usually made her pouty face and sometimes there would be silent tears.
The girls were running around with their backpacks on an hour before school was to begin. Allie was crying, "I want to go to school now." I finally told her that she could go walk up to the school if she wanted to. She didn't like that option either.
We had to wait in the car line for about 10 minutes or so. Here's what I heard from Allie and Em:
"Let's get out of the car."
"Let's go. What are we waiting for?"
"I want to go now."
There were absolutely no tears. They willingly went with the teachers. I was pleasantly surprised considering how shy and clingy they can be.
Other funny quotes from Allie this week:
"Those potties were made just right."
"No, I didn't cry. I'm a big girl now and big girls don't cry. Only babies cry."
Of course, taking a picture of all three of the girls on the first day turned out to be impossible. I did get this one.
Look at how big Em's backpack is.