August 24, 2009

First Day of School

One special cubby. Do you know what happens when you expect great things? Sometimes a little sand gets in there and fouls things up. At least that's what happened to Jessica today. Let me start at the beginning. Every time I have taken Jessica to school I see something like this. She's well away from me and enjoying every moment. My sister who joined us on this special day was lucky to capture the photo below. Check out that jumper! With a wave goodbye we were gone. I went home, I checked the schedule Jessica's teacher gave me to see what she was up to at that moment. On an inspired whim I threw things in the crockpot for a Chicken and Dumplings Dinner, I checked the schedule again. I spent some time just talking to my husband, etc. and eventually it was time to go pick her up. This is the face that greeted me. Sure it looks like she's crying because she doesn't want to leave school yet, but that's not the case at all. She's crying because mere minutes before our arrival another little girl told Jessica she wasn't her friend. Aren't kids wonderful?

Here's to a better tomorrow.

3 comments:

Serena said...

Oh the world is cruel......but she's better off not having that girl as a friend anyway. She looked adorable! So sorry she had a rotten last few minutes of a first day.

stitchinpenny said...

Isn't it sad that some children are so cruel. Hopefully, Jessica will find people worthy of her friendship and this little girl will wake up and develop into one of those people someday.

Heather Landry said...

Kids can be so mean! Jordan has had the same experience with another little girl that she was friends with all of last year. She came home and told me that I needed to call the little girl's Mom so she could tell her to stop being mean. Sigh. I hope she's having more fun now!