How exciting! Yesterday I got to go with Amara and her Mommy to the first day of 1st grade. We were 3 generations of excitement! These are the magical moments that make up being a Grandma!
I got to Amara’s house a little bit early and Mommy was still combing the tangles out of that long blond hair. There is a story behind school, Mommy and long hair but I’m saving that for another day. Amara looked so cute and Mommy let her pick out which new headband to wear. This is to keep Amara’s hair out of her eyes when she studies. Amara looked beautiful. Mommy and Grandma looked a bit sad. Amara is growing up.
The 3 of us walked to school. We’ve been having some heat but the morning was perfect and we ran into other students she knew along the way. As we got closer to the school she saw more and more friends, some that she hadn’t seen since school got out, some that she hadn’t seen since pre-school. She saw her principal and we went in search of her classroom. The door was decorated with apples with each of the students’ names on them.
And then she got to meet her new teacher who was only a little taller than Amara! Amara had picked out a special red apple to take to her new teacher, her teacher was thrilled. She gave Amara a big hug and kissed her on the top of the head. Amara was thrilled.
It is going to be a wonderful year!