Today is a big day for my youngest. The day she gets to board a bus to head to her “home school” for a visit. Our district is very large. We have a building designated just for Kindergarten. From there the kids branch off into one of 5 elementary schools.
Today the kids all arrive to school like normal and then board buses for a visit to their assigned elementary. They will tour the school, meet some teachers and eat snack in the cafeteria. It is a great program allowing the kids to ease into the next step of their education. Madison has been talking about this day for weeks!
After a long weekend she was very sleepy this morning and did not want to get out of bed. I reminded her what today was and up she leaped. She had a little extra pep in her step. As she boarded her bus I was left a little sad. My baby is just a few months away from starting first grade. She is no longer a baby.
One thing I found very funny was the conversation I overheard as the girls were eating breakfast. Megan, who is in third grade, went on this very same tour a few years ago. As the big sister I guess she was attempting to help the little one’s nerves. It started with the line, “Way way back when I visited….”.
I did not say a word but it made me laugh. Way way back 3 years ago. Things move so fast in life now. I sometimes long to return to a day when 3 years could be referred to as way way back instead of the blink of an eye that it is now.
I can not wait until she gets home…I can only hope it went as well as she envisioned! My big girl!