Elaina counted down the days to her first day of pre-K summer school. We put her to bed earlier than usual at 7 o’ clock. She fell asleep quickly. At 8 o’ clock James and I were sitting in bed when Elaina excitedly came into our room dressed in her first-day-of-kindergarten outfit. It took me a minute to figure out that she thought it was morning as she woke up to daylight. Bless her heart. She was so confused when I told her it wasn’t morning yet.
Morning finally came and she slowly and carefully climbed into the big bus. Elaina has a personality that lives life to it’s fullest. She has so much joy and excitement over nearly everything. Something as big as the first day of kindergarten is such a momentous and joyful occasion to her that it’s easy to feel her joy as if it were my own. I guess that’s what moms do. She had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back tomorrow with snacks in hand.