Wednesday was the first day of school here. We had all of our supplies ready to go and uniforms washed. It was just a matter of getting up and out the door. But, it was so much more this year. I now have 2 kids in school.
Johnny started third grade this year and it was just like any other day of school. He got dressed and was ready to go. This is old business to him now. Joley, though, started Kindergarten. While I was an emotional wreck when Johnny started (which I blame in part to the pregnancy hormones pumping at the time), I was much calmer with Joley’s first day out of my house. I know her teacher because she was Johnny’s as well and she is an amazing one. I know that Joley will do great this year.
It is still so hard to see my baby so big. I mean she literally went from being home with me every day to being in school… in just a matter of a day. Joley didn’t get to preschool (we didn’t have the money) and the only time she has ever been away from me for an extended amount of time is when Jemma was in the hospital. She went to Vacation Bible School but has no real school experience. It seems she grew up almost overnight.
She looks absolutely adorable in her uniform. I grew up in private school so seeing her in uniform brings me back. I remember waking up every day and having uniforms to wear. It was part of my childhood and something I am glad Joley will experience as well. She loves her jumpers too and that makes me smile.
Jemma and I walked Joley to her classroom and listened to a story from her teacher. We gave her kisses and left her to go about her day. Thankfully, she said she loves school already. As for me and Jemma, well, we are going to spend this year getting to know each other better. We have never had any time alone (again, except when she was hospitalized) and it is about time that my baby girl had some mommy time. I am looking forward to a year of seeing all of my babies grow up… Johnny in third grade, Joley in Kindergarten, and Jemma at home with me.