This morning Camden and Claire woke up very excited about the 1st day of school. They ate breakfast, got dressed and I did their hair. They couldn't wait to get to school. After a few pictures, we gathered backpacks, lunches, cookies for the office staff and treats for the teachers and we were off. We stopped by the Jr. High and picked Jeremy up on the way so he could join us.
Our first stop was to drop off our big Kindergartener. She was all smiles as we got a few pictures.
As we walked down the hall, Claire grabbed my hand and I could tell she was getting a little nervous. Still, she did really well. She handed Mrs. Aubuchon her treat and she was kind enough to take a family picture. We hung up her backpack and put her lunch in her cubby. As we walked over to her table she began to cry, telling me that she wanted to stay with me. I felt so bad for her. I wanted to leave her happy and not sad, but knew we had to leave to get Camden to school on time. I gave her lots of hugs and kisses and promised I would be back very soon. Mrs. Aubuchon took her and tried to divert her while I slipped out. I was so sad for Claire. I immediately texted a friend that works there and she went and checked on her a little later. She said she was fine and that Claire was only sad for about 5 minutes after I left. That made me feel so much better.
Next stop was for Camden at her new school. She marched right in like a big 1st grader and did great! She did allow me to take one picture before I left. I knew right away that she was going to have a great day!!!!
I hoped and prayed all day that both girls would have a wonderful 1st day of school. I picked Claire up in her classroom and she was all smiles. Mrs. Aubuchon said she was very quiet, which didn't surprise me. Claire tends to be shy and quiet until she warms up to you and then she is a chatterbox. I bet that by the end of the week she comes out of her shell. Since I didn't get a picture dropping Claire off, I had to get one of her with that big smile on her face at pick up.
I am so thankful for the faculty and staff at Lindale ISD. I felt so welcomed this morning at both campuses we went to and I have no doubt that all the campuses in Lindale treat parents and students the same way. We were greeted with lots of smiles and hearing teachers and staff call my kids by name made me feel so blessed that they take the time to truly "know" my kids. What a great first day...can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the year!!
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