You may have to turn your volume up because - believe it or not - she gets a little quiet during Mommie's 20 question interview session.
And this is the way Baby Girl woke up this morning: Happy as a Lark and so excited to to go to school. She kept asking me, "Mommie, when is it going to be time for me to go to my new school?"
However, that smile quickly vanished when it was finally time to get ready.
Do you get the feeling that a HUGE meltdown was about to take place? Yep! Welcome to my world!!
I had been telling Alise for the last week that when school started, there would be no more cheer shorts and t-shirts...ya know? The kind of stuff that doesn't match and is allowed to wear to daycare all summer. I showed her the dress that she would wear her first day and had Wayne have a sit-down-come-to-Jesus pep talk with her last night. Bottom line: don't give Mommie any flack in the mornings about what you're going to wear to school.
It was all I could do this morning not to beat my child with my wooden spoon. I gripped that spoon so hard my knuckles went white and I told her between gritted teeth that if she didn't get her BUTT in that bathroom and brush her teeth and put on that stupid dress, I was going to. beat. her.
Thus, the meltdown insued. It lasted until I threatened to call her Daddy at work.
And then little Miss Hyde turned back into Miss Jeckell. Or is it the other way around?
Anyway. Here are the rest of the pictures from our morning.Today was the first day that I ever measured Alise. I had her stand in front of the molding around her closet and wrote on it with a sharpie. She loved this idea.
This picture is becoming tradition. I took one last year in front of the same door with her backpack.
And this, my friends, is Alise with Mrs. Leggett. Doesn't she look like the sweetest teacher in the world? I just love her. Alise really didn't know what to think about her. She took this picture and then came running back to me. Then Alise practically threw Mrs. Leggett's happy at her and came running back to me again. Such the "moma's girl" to not want to leave me.
Mrs. Leggett took this picture of me and Alise. Can you believe this was taken one hour post-meltdown? Ha! I did really well with my emotions. I nearly lost it when I walked Alise into her classroom. But her teacher was great and I loved that she knew Alise's name already. I pulled myself together and we played together with play-dough for a while. I was good, though. I walked out of the classroom at 8:00 - after all the other parents were gone. Alise started to get a little clingy, but Mrs. Leggett walked over and started talking to her. I guess she was okay because she said in the video that she didn't cry. However, when I got back to the car, the tears started to flow and I missed my little Miss Hyde so much!!
This was the last picture I took right before I left the classroom. Alise seemed so happy. I am so proud of her!
Whew! Looks like we made it!!
Whew! Looks like we made it!!