Three weeks in and Josie went through the whole class smiling and Thomas only cried for the first ten minutes. It's amazing how far these kids have come in only a few weeks.
After swimming Mark dropped me and the kids off and I spent an hour preparing lunch, emptying the dishwasher, doing my makeup, and getting Gatsby ready for his vet appointment.
Then it was vet time! Poor Gatsby hasn't been himself the past week so we thought we should get him checked out.
"Everything's gonna be okay Gatsby"
We finished just in time to take Gatsby home and try giving him his first dose of antibiotic. And then it was time for Josie's long-anticipated kindergarten classroom tour and bus ride!
Comfortable with the idea of school you think?
When the children were invited to go down the hallway to see the classroom, Josie was out the door without even saying goodbye. While some other kids cried and hung onto their parents.
Baby brother offering support
(a teacher offered him a nametag)
You can see Josie thought her classroom was GREAT
Bus time! We were debriefed on some safety rules before boarding.
Thomas was thrilled that he was invited on the bus too!
We enjoyed a 20 minute bus ride all over town. Highlights included going down a really steep hill, bumping over railroad tracks, and Josie's squeals and giggles making a dozen people laugh themselves.
Big steps, little girl
We're so proud of you Josie!
Josie's words: "but I don't want to go home. I want to go back to school and learn math"
After the orientation we had snacks and Thomas went down for his nap while I did a solid hour of dishes (yup, we were behind on that) and then Josie and I worked on a craft. We ate dinner, then played chalk outside with the neighbours before taking an evening stroll to get Gatsby some treats to facilitate medication giving (success!).
That was this Thursday! Good night!