Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The First Day of First Grade - The REST of the Story

Today was the big day. Shelby started first grade. She was so excited last night as we sat out her outfit, accessories, shoes, and got her back pack all loaded down with the seemingly endless papers filled out by yours truly. She laid down last night and informed me that she could not go to sleep. When she closed her eyes, they just opened back on their own.

I was up at 4am with her four year old brother who is STILL sick. He's got some sort of viral infection, I suppose. We went to the doctor on Monday. We're alternating Tylenol and Motrin every four hours. The fever has been getting over 102°. He's got a cough and runny nose now. The poor little guy just has NOT been feeling well. We were up early this morning, so I brewed a pot of coffee and about had it finished before hubby and the girls even got out of bed.


Shelby woke up at around 6 and was ready to put on her clothes and get her hair fixed just right. She was so cute and so grown up. Much different than my little girl who wanted her mom to do everything for her last year (see picture on the right) as she prepared for her first day of Kindergarten. She has changed so much since then. She's become so independent and outspoken. She's also become quite the fashionista. She never ceases to amaze me daily with her antics!

We left the house in what I thought would be plenty of time to get her to school in order for me to walk her to her class. As it turns out, some pranksters let all of the air out of the tires on the school buses in town, so there were only three buses running. Most parents ended up bringing their children to school so it was a mad house. Parking was a nightmare. I had to park at a nearby grocery store and walk to the school! No need for searching for diet pills that work, I did enough walking to supplement a week's worth! We were still late getting there. I'm never late for anything in fact we were never late a single day last year. I was never more embarrassed to get her late to the first day of school! We were only minutes late, so it wasn't such a big deal, but I can't stand to be late, so I was angry at myself. Especially due to the fact that we'd been up since 4am!!!
Shelby had a wonderful day at school. She got to meet some new friends and reconnected with old ones. I got to see some parents that I'd not seen since last year. All in all it was a good first day for the both of us, I suppose. Tomorrow, I believe that we will be at school waiting in the parking lot for them to turn on the lights!


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16 comments, add yours here:

Sandee said...

I'm glad Shelby had a great first day, but what a way for you to spend it. I hope Tyler gets better soon and you can get some rest.

Have a great nights sleep. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Becca said...

Sounds awesome. That beautiful girl sure is growing fast. Don't even make me think about you taking the other two to school, mama!

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, she looks so completely different it's hard to believe that it's been just one school year for her! Glad she had a good day after the slightly messed-up start.

Sure hope Tyler feels better soon; the poor little guy!

barb said...

Goodness, is she too kyoot or what! I'm surprised they let the kids wear flip flops to school. In my shool days, girls were not even allowed to wear pants! My, how times have changed!

Lois Grebowski said...

Shelby looks so grown up ...and so cute in her outfit! Hoping Tyler gets better.

Now, who would let the air out of the bus tires! That's just awful!

Heart of Rachel said...

Shelby looks all grown up and more independent. She looks so pretty. Hope she continues to enjoy her classes and meet more great friends.

I hope Tyler will get well soon. God bless.

Akelamalu said...

Big day for Shelby! How annoying that you were late through no fault of your own but it didnt' spoil Shelby's first day at school so that's OK isn't it? :)

Akelamalu said...

PS Sorry meant to say I hope Tyler get's better soon, I'll send him some Reiki. xx

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

What a cutie. My daughter starts 1st grade too next week. She already has her outfit planned. I don't remember doing that in 1st grade. Glad she had a great day.

katherine. said...

she is quite grown up. and really cute. I just hope you and Brien are ready for when the boys come a callin'.

And I the only one laughing about the pranksters?

maryt/theteach said...

Aw but, Tisha, she is so cute and stylish on her first day! Tell her she looked really smart! I was going to say HOT, but I don't think you'd appreciate that! :)

maryt/theteach said...

I'm sorry about her brother and you have to worry about such a fever in a little kid...

Travis said...

Happy First Day of School! Hope Tyler feels better soon.

Amazing Gracie said...

She looks super excited on her big day! Mom, you're doing a terrific job!
Hope Tyler is feeling better...
~~~Blessings~~~

Renee said...

My little girl starts first grade in the next few weeks. Thanks for the few tips. We will wait in the parking lot, jic. I know what you mean about independence and fashonista. It all seems so unreal so fast.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Looks like a great first day of grade one, even if she was a few minutes late!

I hope Tyler is feeling better.