Last week Isabelle started Kindergarten. Where in the world has five years gone? Wasn't it just last week we brought her home from the hospital? Isabelle has been as cool as a cucumber about the whole thing, although the week before last before her "staggard start" day (where she and I went to school for just two hours) you could tell she was getting quite nervous with everyone asking her questions about her first day.
She's going to our church's Christian School and they have to wear uniforms. I thought this would be a battle. When I first brought the new uniforms home she turned her nose up and said, "Yuck, they look like boys clothes." But we eased her in with the plaid jumpers, complete with matching hair accessories, then introduced the polo shirts and kaki pants. She was much more okay with it after she saw all of the other little girls wearing the same things.
Conrad and I dropped her off at school the first day and no one shed one tear! It was so gradual and really, I think I got it all out when I had to leave her at daycare when she was 3 months old! That was a rough week, let me tell ya! But Kindergarten? We all seem to be holding up just fine.
It was kind of nice that Conrad's mom could be there for the first day. Being in Inda, she misses out on a lot of milestones with our kids. But at least she was there for the first day of kindergarten!