Have I told you lately how thankful I am for this community? I appreciated your words of encouragement, your tweets of wondering, and your silent prayers for us as we started a new chapter in our lives: Kindergarten.
Last Tuesday was an amazingly difficult, yet celebratory day as my twin daughters marched into school ready to take on the world ... or at least kindergarten. I cried tears of joy and tears of worry as I walked away, leaving my 'baby' girls with strangers that I did not know.
I had to trust the very same system that I encourage other parents to do at my school. Trust without even thinking or knowing. Being on the other side as a parent has brought a new perspective on my thinking as a teacher. And then I remembered ...
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Those two girls are my whole world. We survived that first day of school and four more days since. I didn't do it alone. Your comments, Voxer messages, and DM tweets throughout the day lifted me up. I also recently found out that my neighbor and other friends said they see the girls every day when they pick up their children. Such a relief to know they see familiar faces during the day. A calming thought knowing they are being looked after.
Their Daddy and I picked them up after the first day of school, and they both agreed emphatically, "Kindergarten is way more better than preschool!" Every day they are excited about going to school.
And then just yesterday I was told, "Mommy, you picked us up too early! We want to stay!" I guess that's a good problem to have!