Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big day

We had a big day here today. It was Émilie's first day of kindergarten, something we've been preparing for and gearing ourselves up for for weeks now. Naturally I was the one being a worry-wort. Émilie and Phil were completely cool and collected this morning when we took her to the bus stop, and while I didn't cry, it felt very strange to just be putting my little girl onto a school bus and sending her off on a journey that I can't make with her (because, yes, I do realize I've already been to kindergarten). It felt... like a big, honkin' huge step, you know?

Of course, my camera's batteries were dead this morning. But as I was working from home today (I really wanted to be there to greet her when she stepped off the bus on her first day), I charged it all day and got a few shots of her stepping OFF the bus. We can stage proper "getting on the bus" pictures next week, heh.

The good news is that she had a blast, came back singing new songs (in English!) and talking about her "new best friend for her entire life" (aka the girl who sits next to her in class). So yup, I'd say we're definitely on our way.

In lieu of knitting content, I'll leave you with this picture of her school bag. When I saw it at the school supply store, I just had to buy it, right? I don't know why it didn't occur to me to blog about it until now!Happy Knitting Everyone!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great "coming off the bus" shot! She's a big girl now! How'd she like her first day of Kindergarten?

Love her backpack. I have a similar matching pencil case by that company!

Sinéad said...

I'm so glad she had a good first day. She looks great in her uniform! I love that you have the bus to bring her to school, here we have to bring them ourselves and I think it makes for a more emotional separation, at the school gates, y'know?
And I want one of those schoolbags. For Alice of course, not for me, oh no.

birana said...

oh! Your little girl 1st time taking school us and going to school! Photo time ;) I have a video from that... Must have be hard but at same time you must be proud ;) And she's fashion with her backpak ;)

Ali P said...

I wnat that back pack...seriously!!!!

Maggie said...

My kid is 15 and takes the school bus. His school is pretty far (different town), and every morning that he calls to me that he's leaving, my heart pangs. Slowly but surely, he's leaving me! :)