I didn't get any pictures of Joeys first day of school. He had to leave at 6 in the morning and my eyes were still adjusting to the light. He wouldn't even wear a special outfit for his first day. I don't even think he showered. Oh well.
Gwen didn't know anyone in her kindergarten class. She told me that she played with Tyler (a preschool friend) at recess but that he kept running away. How sad is that? She said she didn't make any friends. She makes friends at McDonalds, so I'm not too worried about it. But I would rather my kids never have to experience life.
I was a little disappointed in myself for not having a cute sign ready that said "first day of kindergarten". So imagine my remorse when we got to the school and I realized that these pictures that I took in front of the house were not sufficient. All the other parents were posing their children in front of the school building and with their teacher for first day pictures. Would it be weird if I did all of that on the second day of school? I'm afraid so.
Gwen gave her teacher this book. She wrote in it herself. Thanks for the tip Kristi! (She has no idea who I am and will never read this. I stalk her.)
We walked Gwen to her classroom and then turned and walked away. I realized halfway back to the car that I am indeed heartless and without human emotions. We turned back around and walked back to her classroom. All of the other kids had parents hugging them and taking pictures. Gwen was sitting at her desk reading a book. She is also a robot. A really whiny one. So we took a picture and gave her a hug and left again...feeling not quite right. Maybe I will get it right when it's Max's turn. I'm afraid not.