Monthly Archives: August 2011
We survived the first day of school. Parts of it were just as chaotic as I anticipated, but on the whole it was a good experience. I, like my kindergartener, am exhausted so I am going to keep this short. Here are my first impressions based on the first day of school.
Principal- Caring, welcoming, and great at communicating with the parents. She also visited the classrooms today to introduce herself to the kids. She was very visible all day. No hiding in the office. Love her!
Kindergarten Teacher- Organized, calm, welcoming towards students and parents. Poor Morgan came home from school rather grumpy, but I think she will like her teacher once she gets used to this new school routine.
Fourth Grade Teacher- Super organized, greeted each student before taking the class inside, strict in a good way! She is just what Emma needs. Fortunately, Emma loved her. She chatted excitedly about her first day from the time I picked her up until the time she went to bed. She is also thrilled that part of her nightly homework is to curl up in a chair and read a book of her choice for 20 minutes. I made her take a timer with her because I figured she would go back there with her book and we wouldn’t see her again all evening… all in the name of homework!
It looks like it’s going to be a good year.
Every month my girls look forward to a daddy date. Emma goes in the middle of each month and Morgan at the end. Normally they go to the park or the mall. Sometimes they get ice cream or smoothies. But today Morgan is on a fancy date. She picked out her dress and shoes. I did her hair and helped with her jewelry. She added some sparkly lip gloss and they are off to dinner.
I remember Emma’s first fancy date. She was two years old and I was pregnant with Morgan. She got all dolled up and went out to dinner with her daddy for Valentine’s Day. He even brought her flowers. We realize that we are setting the bar rather high with these dates, but isn’t that what we should be doing? Long before they even think about boys other than daddy they will know what to expect and how to be treated on a date.