Friday, September 12, 2008

The end of a big week

The first week is now complete in Emily's school career. One week down, only 559 to go until she graduates from Grade 12.

Her first week went remarkably well. Not once did she say she didn't want to go or seem slighly less enthusiastic than that first day picture portrays. She was that excited every. single. day.

That's a lot of emotion to have coursing through a little body.

And the result was a few end-of-the-day meltdowns. As such, we've changed up the nighttime routine slightly. Dinner ends and it is straight to the bath (if it is a bath night). The result is that if a meltdown happens and she needs to go to bed, well, at least the bath is already done and she can go straight there without being a super-dirty bird the next day.

I'm feeling the transition too. Our days are different now. Emily gets on the bus at 11:50 each morning which means we have limited time to do anything in the morning and lunch prep has to start by 11:00 at the latest. It is definitely changing the routine and morning dynamic. But, I'm getting used to it. The end result is that we're at home more in the mornings. That's not a bad thing.

I do look forward to tomorrow though. Nowhere that we have to go. No bus to meet. No snack to pack. Should be a nice break.

1 comment:

Julie said...

You counted the number of weeks until she graduates? ;-)