Our Waverly Maye had her kindergarten registration this week, can you even believe it?!! I know every other mama before me can relate, it really is such a bittersweet milestone. Part of me wants to cry a river over the fact that this seals the deal that she is literally growing up before our eyes, but mostly, I am SO incredibly proud of her and so excited for what is to come. I think it really hits home for me even more since I’ve been on the other side of all of this for the past eleven years (as a teacher myself), we all have so much to look forward to and I can’t wait to be her biggest supporter through it all. I also selfishly am excited to have her on the same exact schedule as me now, one of the reasons that I went back to teaching last year!
We have been going back and forth for months on what school we would send her to (mostly whether I would bring her to my school with me or to our neighborhood school), and for a few reasons, we ultimately decided to send her to the school we are zoned for. Honestly the deciding factor more than anything was that she is SO EXCITED to ride the school bus, and could only do that if she went to the school in our neighborhood. She has been pointing out yellow school buses and asking when she got to ride them for as long as I can remember, and it was what she was most excited to do on her registration day. So funny how the little ones love to do that so much, I can remember hating the school bus in high school and begging my dad (then later my boyfriend, who is now my husband!) to drive me and pick me up for school before I had a car myself. 😉
Waverly woke up Tuesday morning and the first thing she said was, “I am so, so excited!”, and then debated over her outfit forever. After we finally agreed on one, she packed her purse with lip gloss, a couple toys, and a toy for Avalon to play with later that day when she got to see her. 🙂 I took the morning off so just the two of us got to go together, moments like that are always even more special since we don’t get to be together just us very often.
The parents pretty much spent the morning filling out paperwork and listening to basic information while the kids went on a school bus ride, toured the school, and listened to a couple stories. Waverly hardly blinked when she lined up to leave and when she got back, she said, “the school bus was great and I met a really nice little girl who was wearing flip-flops, but I don’t remember her name“. Leave it to my kid to only remember details about the fashion, she seriously gets it from her mama
. We walked around outside her school afterwards and she peeked in every room wondering if it would be her classroom, and was so excited to see that there was not only one playground, but two. She seriously can’t wait, and it’s such a rewarding thing to watch & be a part of.
For fun, I asked her a few questions before we left, I’m thinking I will ask her the same ones on her actual first day on September and see how much they have changed!
What is your favorite color? Purple (it’s been purple for two years now).
What is your favorite food? Spaghetti & Meatballs
What do you want to be when you grow up? Elsa. Or Moana.
What are you most excited for about today? Her answer was literally “yep”, I think she was over my questions at that point …
What makes you most happy? Avalon.
Happy Kindergarten Registration Day to my sweetest baby girl, we love you more than you will ever know!!!! XO
What a special day for you both. I love how excited Waverly was. And you captured this day so beautifully in photographs. Avalon makes her happy? Oh my word. What a sweet girl she is!!
They do kindergarten registration SO differently there than here and I kind of love your way way more! I basically started the process online, dropped off some papers at the school, and then BAM, registered. Ha! Mason hasn't even seen the school yet let alone go on a tour or a bus ride. That is so fun they make it so special for the kids!
It's such a bittersweet transition! I love how she's so excited about it!
We wrapped up all the registration details last week and there were so many emotions. How is it possible elementary school is actually happening??