Yesterday was Cordelia's third, first day of pre-school (read 2013 here and 2012 here). This year was a bit bittersweet as she was returning when all of her friends were starting kindergarten. She missed the cut-off for kindergarten by a couple of weeks. Once we all wrapped our minds around that it was pretty easy to get back in the swing of things. Eric and I were positive and careful to emphasize the fact that she gets to make all kinds of new friends. She is a pretty awesome girl and was ready and raring to go, bright and early (at 3am, then 6am).
She had carefully chosen her outfit several days earlier and could hardly wait to get the new school clothes on to her small frame. She chose a black and white striped dress with a red belt, black and white polka-dotted leggings, a sweater and her brand new backpack. Elise was super impressed.
When we were finally ready to head to school she pretty much bolted to the car. We made the drive and Elise kept chatting, but Cordelia had her head in the game. I am sure she was imagining everything that would happen.
Upon arrival the parking lot was packed with parents. First days are always intense as parents like to linger (been there), but now we waited to be let in and had a little vegan chat with her teach, took a picture and said our goodbyes. Cordelia pretty much just waved us off, like yeah-yeah whatever.
Once we made the drop Elise required a little explanation, but then she just wanted Eric to take her picture too.
When we picked her up a few hours later she was very happy with her teacher and told me she made a new friend, but she could neither name nor describe her. Anyway, here we go into our last year of pre-school with Cordelia.