With work, house cleaning, dinner, and day to day life it is easy to forget to stop and remember to look at life through my children's eyes. I love taking pictures of the kids all the time, fortunately, I happen across a few like these that help me remember!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Her first day of school. She has been so excited. Asking when and how many more days. They declared it Ani day at daycare the day before since it was her last day. They did what ever Ani wanted to do. She wanted cake, they made her a cake. Boy is she spoiled. When it was time to go, she walked into the room and threw open her arms and said, o.k. who wants a hug! I think we have created a monster! So we are off. I went to work late so I could take her to school this morning. She asked for two ponytails in her hair so it would be cute. Did I mention, monster?!
It was time to go into her class room and the waterworks had already started. They had all of the students wait outside of the class rooms in the morning and I waited with her. I really think this was the down fall. It was loud, and a lot of kids, parents, etc. It was a little overwhelming. She didn't want Mommy to leave.
She lost it. We didn't make it more than 5 steps past the last picture when she started totally lost it. She went absolutely hysterical. Crying and at one point screamed when another teacher touched her. We finally made it into the class room and I tried to distract her with the stuff in the room. Didn't work. So you ask, how were the other kids? Quietly sitting at their desk playing with puzzles. She was saying I am too young to stay here. I am little to stay. I don't want to learn to read. I want to go back to day care. I don't want to stay here. All in all it was one of her best Dramatic moments - ever. It was pitiful. She even sat down on my foot and held on to my leg and said Mommy don't leave me. Now as a Mom you have a couple options, breakdown and cry, get mad, or laugh. It was so over the top, I choose to laugh. I know that sounds mean, but it was just soooo pitiful. Seriously - look at that face. I finally had to have a teacher pull her off of me and drag her back into the class room. Two minutes later she was just fine and playing. When Mamaw picked her up she was full of smiles. I knew she would be fine. I just had to make her let go. Some day she will have to teach me the same. . . .