My kids started school today.
Fin started 3rd grade & Maddie went off to 1st.
What this picture doesn’t tell you though is that poor Maddie cried! It was super chaotic anyway… we were apparently too early to just walk to class so we walked outside, put Fin in the line for his class (he was less than thrilled about standing in the cold while we left), and then we walked around the school to find where Maddie’s line was…. only we could go in the class! What the heck, right?!
So in we go… she grabs my hand… I hang her backpack up, put her lunchbox away because she refused to even move…. I escort her towards her spot and she backs away… I tell her that I can’t stay with her all day but promise her cupcakes as an after school snack & she just loses it.
She’s standing by her chair now just crying! The bell had rang, parents had left, I said the pledge of allegiance with them and about the time I go to ask her teacher if it’s okay if I just leave, she suggests that I do.
I can’t say that I blame Maddie for crying really, it was chaotic, our house isn’t even fully unpacked, she doesn’t know anybody, the girl next to her introduces herself and then informs us that her name is spelled with an “E” at the end in a sassy little tone. I wanted to breakdown with her.
Then I head with Owen to Starbucks & Target to grab a few things we needed and now I’m home, sort of blogging…. except I can’t really do any of the blog posts that I NEED to do because my brain won’t focus… it’s too busy worrying about Maddie & Fin and how pick up works! Drop off was chaotic, I’ve never been to this school, I don’t know where to park or where to go…. I know it’ll balance out and everything will eventually fall into place but right now, I’m stressing and worried about my little bittles.
Moving is hard, guys.