Today was a hard day. Today, I put my baby on a school bus and entrusted her to strangers. Letting go was hard. I wanted to take her to school this week, walk her inside, and help her put away her belongings until she becomes comfortable on her own.
As I go about my business today, I am thinking about how lucky I am because I know that my little girl is in good hands. That is the only thing that makes letting her grow up bearable. She is attending an EXCELLENT school district and has been assigned to an outstanding teacher. Not all kids are this privileged. We are lucky to live in a high-performing school district focused on academic performance, that employs effective teachers who utilize high-yield instructional strategies and state-of-the art technology. She will learn so much this year, and we parents will, too!
It will be a great school year for Maddie Lu. I can't wait to hear about her first day adventures. Dad and I will both be standing at the bus stop when the bus rolls to a stop this afternoon! But what I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall in that classroom :)