Today was the day I have been dreading for 3.5 years. The first day of school! We knew it was time... she's been begging us to go to school since she could talk. We've always put it off. "She's too young." We'd tell ourselves. *sigh* Well, with Mason having to under-go so much therapy, and Ashli being pushed to the back on those days, we figured we owe it to her to get her into something that is JUST for ASHLI! So, on Tues. and Thurs. our precious girl will be attending pre-school, and on those days while she is away, Mason will have his therapies.
We woke up early today, had breakfast and got ourselves ready for Ashli's big day. She was SO excited to finally be 'big enough' to go to school! Ashli grabbed her brand new Thomas The Tank Engine (of course) pack-pack, and we were out the door. Of course, we had to pause in the front yard for 10 minutes while mommy took a bunch of pics... and Ashli did NOT cooperate at all. (of course). Then, we all packed into the car and off we went! Daddy walked Ashli into school as mommy trailed behind taking more photos. (Of course). We came to her room, signed her in and introduced her to her teachers and the other kids in her class. She melted right into the room like she'd been there all her life! Not so much as a single glance backward.... it was quite sad for me! She walked away, with no tears, no doubts, no fear. I (of course) walked away with all of the above. I missed her so while she was in school. But when I arrived to pick her up, the smile on her face was worth every tear I had shed. She had a BLAST at school today! She made artwork, she played, she made TWO new best friends! And, she is rehearsing for the Christmas Show, which she will have a part in, in two weeks! WOW! My little angel is growing up. *sniffle* I'm just SO not ready!