Always a treacherous day for a parent.... did they mess up their hair, getting something on their clothes, smile nice (or did they use their fakey smile). Steve always takes their picture at home when we know they look good. He got some good shots this year!
Sigh.... The first day of school was mixed results. We had to switch
daycare providers so it was a lot of change for the whole family. While
Gretchen had a good day at school, she got in trouble at the new day
care for doing something to her brothers. When she came home, she was
upset and felt like it was hard to be in a new place. Evan was sad and
upset when he came home. He doesn't like school or the new daycare.
Sigh. I couldn't get a good reason out of him but it seemed like
something happened yesterday since he ate so very little for lunch which
is not like him. Oddly enough, the child who has the most problems
with transitions had no issues. Sean was happy. School was fine. The
new daycare was fine. I was worried the most about him and he was
fine. His lunch bag is missing. The new one I just bought cannot be
found at daycare so I was not happy but he was so that's what's
important. Hopefully it goes better tomorrow.....
Like many parents, I wish I could be in Gretchen's head sometimes to see where something is going. Other times, I'm glad I'm not. Today we had the following conversation:
Gretchen: I have decided I want to be like Taylor Swift. Is that a good idea?
Gretchen: I need to know everything about her. What do you know about her?
Gretchen: [Sigh] I need a professional
Me: A professional what?
Gretchen: Someone who really knows all about her. I want singing lessons too. How many will I need to become a superstar?