These pictures are from last Friday, Naomi’s fist day taking the school bus (oh the excitement).
Waiting at the bus stop …
It’s coming! It’s coming! (jump up and down)
Hello Mr. bus driver!
Bye mom, I’m off to school! (She sat in the front seat beside her new friend Shea)
Meanwhile: mom and dad race to the school to catch her before she gets off the bus at school …
Me: How was the bus ride? Naomi: It was the awesomest! Bus driver: loud, very loud
I have to say that my biggest fear with Naomi starting kindergarten was the separation anxiety. I was prepared for a lot of crying and meltdowns but I could not have been more wrong. She was 100% ready. I could hardly believe it when she got on that bus this morning (without her brother who was at hockey practice) with a quick goodbye and a wave from the window. My little girl is growing up. I am so happy that she is no longer so afraid. Suddenly she understands that we will not forget her – she trusts us enough to let herself have fun knowing that we will be there when we say we will.