Gabby wakes up at the crack of dawn for the first time in her life and gets her hair done.
Meanwhile, Alex makes "Batman" with his tortilla.
After eating Gabby's favorite breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage, we're ready to go.
Noah joined us on our walk to school
Gabby finds her desk, and I leave my daughter in the care of the school system for a full day.
Update: it has now been a week and a half and Gabby hates school (I thought it was just kindergarten, and that with a new teacher things might improve--nope, they got worse). Gabby now cries every night before going to bed because she's scared she won't be able to find her teacher after recess. We had to pick her up early last Friday when we got a call from her teacher saying that Gabby was having a hard time. I ate lunch with her on Monday and walked around with her at recess and now she would like me to do that every day. It's so hard to see Gabby go through this--I'd love to say, "okay Gabby, first grade really doesn't matter. Just stay home with me." The saddest thing is that during recess, Gabby doesn't really play with the other kids (she's usually so social, this surprised me) instead, she tags along one of the "moms" that monitors the kids while they play outside. Any ideas? Do I switch schools? Do I home school and risk that she'll become one of those socially awkward kids? Or do I just wait in hopes that things improve (this is where I'm at right now though I don't know how long I can last)?