Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's been one of those weeks...

First off, Ashley loves kindergarten. She really didn't get the full effect yesterday since we have staggered entry for kindergarten here, and only 5 other students were with her yesterday. That and now she doesn't go back until Monday, but she still loved it.

I, on the other hand, was a wreck. I got the girls ready for school with a few minor hiccups (Ashley thinks tunics are dresses and I battled with her to wear shorts under her tunic that she thought was a dress...note to self, do not buy any more tunics). We got to her elementary school just as they were letting everyone in the school. I signed in and walked the girls down to Ashley's class. I made sure Ashley knew where she was going and she did. I did a quick goodbye and that was it.

Audrey and I made it back to the van and had to stop and look at all the school buses. Audrey kept saying she wanted to go on one, and I told her she would eventually (like she understood). I had held it together for the most part.

And then I tried to take Audrey to her school, and she screamed and cried and threw a fit. So there I was, in the parking spot closest to the school so that everyone could hear Audrey screaming that she didn't want to go. A neighbor saw my predicament, and came over to try and help and I started crying. I blubbered about dropping Ashley off and now Audrey was throwing a fit. We somehow got Audrey calmed down enough to walk to her classroom, and then her teachers did a great job of prying her off of me.

So there it was, the first day of school for Ashley. She rode the bus home and last night, she was wiped out. Everything ended in a crying fit when we were trying to get her to bed. We are going to start putting both kids to bed on time as we have let it slip the past few weeks to almost 9:00pm, and it's wearing on them and me.

8 comments:

Kellie said...

I'm glad Ashley did well. Sorry Audrey was giving you crap. These two year olds. Who do they think they are?! :)

Lori said...

glad to hear things went smoothly for Ashley (I knew they would)

hope Monday is smooth for her first day with all the kids there

Happy Working Mom said...

Yikes, what a day. I'm glad that Ashley likes school...that's a huge burden lifted! I'm sure Audrey was just reacting to the change and didn't like it. Hopefully she'll be back to normal soon!

I'm sure you'll be fine...although I wouldn't know since I won't be doing the school thing for another month and a half...I'm sure I'll have just as hard a time as you are.

Terri O'Laughlin said...

Glad to hear that Kindergarten went well! Hope things get easier when it is back to norm!

CPA Mom said...

Yea, first day went well!!!

I feel your pain. First day back from vacation? Eeyore had to be dragged, kicking AND SCREAMING to the van and into daycare.

3XMom said...

awww...I'm glad Ashley did well. The younger kids have a hard time with transitions - even when it isn't theres. And I so hear you - I actually nearly cried on K's last day of Kindergarten in June. To think she is now a 1st grader!!

giants fan said...

sorry it didn't go more smoothly!

Emma in Canada said...

I'm a little blog behind, but do you do full year school, or do the holidays just end that early?