First Day of Kindergarten

Today is Kaiya’s first day of kindergarten. Almost. Yesterday was a parent-only orientation, which I probably didn’t need to attend as I’m an Old Hand at kindergarten by now. Today is the Group A orientation half-day. Kaiya then gets the whole rest of the week off, has another orientation on Monday, and finally begins in the middle of next week. Whew. It’s a lot to keep straight.

Here’s Kaiya looking rather serious. Which means she is having a good time. You should have seen her the last time we went to Disneyland and she met Ariel. She looked like she was a Secretary of State meeting the president of an enemy country.

Considering that I’m the type of soft-hearted person who gets weepy at the Beezus & Ramona preview, I did quite well for dropping off my Last Child at school. A quick kiss on the head and I was off. She was fine. I’m sure I’ll find something to do with my time.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

3 thoughts on “First Day of Kindergarten

  1. I only have one daughter and she started kindergarten earlier this year. I still have to shake my head in amazement at this fact. Where did the years go? Good luck to your daughter. I’m sure she will flourish and you can do some writing:)
    My daughter will be so jealous of the Ariel meet-up. We live in Australia and Disneyland is like her dream trip. xx

  2. Hey…My two boys are older already…Lennon is going into 6th grade and Julian into 2nd…
    I still get teary eyed when I watch them walk off to a new classroom.
    Thanks for the post – i’m preparing myself for this next week.

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