Julia returned to school on the 3rd. Ever since she was 3 months old, she has gone to daycare every weekday while I was at work. Out of the house at 8:00 and not home till after 5:00. When the summer arrived, my husband and I decided to give her a "real" summer vacation by letting her stay at home with him during July and August. Thankfully, he works from home, and was able to arrange his schedule to fit some playtime in for the summer. Now, at the age of 6, she is ready for 1st grade and attending a new school. This is an enormous change for her, and I have been very apprehensive about the outcome. She was so excited to start, and had a difficult time sleeping that night. If truth be told, "mommy" didn't sleep well either! Here she is in all her glory on her first day. The eyes say it all....excited with a touch of uncertainty. She waited in line with all the other kids until her teacher arrived and they were walked into the classroom. No tears from her ...... tons of tears from mom! She looked so small. The school looked so large. And I hoped that she would make new friends and have a good day. She did! The second day was not as easy. She missed the routine of her old school. She missed her friends. But each day will get better. It always does.


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