First Day of School

Today was Helen’s first day at The New School, and she was SO excited. I was taking FAR too long getting her and her sister ready to go this morning, and she was quickly losing patience. She waited quietly in the car while I dropped Alice off at The Old School, and then we drove 4 doors down in the rain to The New School, where Helen promptly got a case of Cold Feet.

She clung to me and didn’t want me to leave. Miss Ruby mentioned Play-Doh, and suddenly things were better… So I took that opportunity to sneak out. She had a good time today, but she’s not talking about it too much yet. She did say, “We watched Veggie Tales after lunch. I don’t like Veggie Tales.” And Miss Ruby met me at the door with a very concerned face: Helen didn’t TOUCH her lunch. At all. She just sat and stared at it.

It was chicken fried rice, so my guess is that Helen declared it “strange” and refused to try it. Whatever. She wasn’t particularly hungry when we got home either, so I’m guessing she’s just not very hungry today.

But she had fun, and has a bin where her creations will be kept each day, and she seems to know the routine already. So that’s good. It’ll interesting to see how she responds to the idea of going again on Wednesday morning.