She started kindergarten today.
Once we got to school and walked in the classroom she was happy and her nerves had eased. But over the past few days, she’d been so nervous. Would my friends be there? Would Ethan play with me? What if someone touched my rings?
Before I started the car this morning, I had us all take a deep breath. And then I turned around to the backseat and asked, “Who is on your team?” Both she and her brother brother pointed at me, and her scepticism slowly melted away just as her shoulders relaxed down from her ears.
And this is what I will give to her: an outstretched hand, a partner, someone with a clear view of the goal that they can pass the ball to.
Major milestone today. Here we go.