Monday, August 26, 2013

Maddie's First Day of School

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. 

But she insisted that she ride the school bus.  She told me that she already knows where to go...and her friends will be there.  She couldn't wait to FINALLY ride a school bus and was the first one on the bus at her stop.  She didn't even look back and wave.

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 :)

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