Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ET Phones Home

Yesterday was the first big day of school at the new place. And while Eldest Twerp is a real adapter and go with the flow kinda girl, I know she was a little nervous.

And let me tell you, as a momma it is hard to drop her off at 7:30 in the morning and not know anything for the rest of the day -- I am a little control freak like that and all. Kinda.

But this big change was softened by the fact that Addison is across the street and she is in the 5th grade too and moved here from Oklahoma. And Jordan is next door and in her same class and she met Sophie and Jordie in 6th grade two houses down and Kristen in 4th grade, diagonal across the street. Oh Lord, thank you. Thank you.

But let me tell you, my heart leaped (or is it leapt or fluttered or sashayed? oh yes, i am likin sashayed) my heart sashayed for joy when I saw her round the corner as I picked her up today and saw the red cheeks from running and playing with friends and the corners of her mouth curled up in a little smile.

And when I asked, "So how was the first day?" She looked up at me with enthusiasm and joy in her eyes and said, "AWESOME!"

Then I had to listen to a 15 minute explanation of the first day without any breath breaks -- and there was a 30 minute recess and I sat by Ci Ci and Morgan and they are the nicest girls and we played games and my teacher is rockin and the food was good and I have an assignment to see what it is like to live without electricity so no electricity for me tonight please.

Okay Half Pint. Get your Laura Ingles' butt in the house and read by candle light and get that happy little tooshie in bed. Cause tomorrow is another day of possibilities...and friends. Oh the friends. Did you hear that Jane? FRIENDS! Go get a tissue or hankie if you prefer.
This momma is thankful. So thankful.

23 comments:

Marchelle said...

i admit, i was worryin about ET. i hoped she would have a better experience at her new school.

what a huge relief!!

Marchelle said...

PS, i think in that first pic, she looks like you. i know, i know...but she really does!

Dana and Daisy said...

that is so heartwarming!
Cute boots, too!

sulli said...

yeah for ET!! I am so happy to hear this news!

Jemm said...

Aww, that's great! School is so much easier when they enjoy going.

Kelly said...

Beautiful! As Mommy to 6th and 4th grade girls, my heart just leaped / leapt / sashayed with you!

Linda said...

It is so awesome to see children enjoy school. My neice & nephew LOVE going to school. I just remember it was something I had to do but these kids love it. That is great! I'm glad she's making friends quickly.

Christy said...

So glad for her! I love the boots, too!

Scrappy Girl said...

Cute outfit ET! Very trendy!

I am so happy for her...my heart broke for what she went through a few weeks ago. As a mommy of a 13 year old going through junior high drama I can totally understand your happiness.

Tracie said...

That is SO Great!!! I hope she continues to have Awesome days!

Treasia said...

Very happy to hear ET likes her new school. Believe it or not I was worried for her. Changing schools is not good for kids and I kept thinking of my own son at that age. But happy to hear she loves it.

CindyDianne said...

That is so dang wonderful for ET! Go Girl!

Jenn said...

Yay!!! That's awesome for ET! And I agree with Marchelle - that first pic.....she's lookin' like you. :)

Paige said...

oh thank goodness--what a relief that this place makes her happier.

Lo said...

oh goodness me i'm totally tearing up!!!!!!!! when i was ET's age, i was traumatized by moving around so much. it warms my heart to know that she is safe and happy and PROSPERING.

i love ya, CG and yer clan!!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad that she had an awesome day. I know you all feel so much better. I moved around a lot as a child, so I know how uneasy & hard it can be. But big huge YEAH! for the 1st day.

Debilou said...

As a mother of one who is going to a new school tomorrow I completely understand what you're going through,, I think i'm more nervous than he is though. Hope things continue to go well for her at her new school.

vsmphotography said...

Congrats on the milestone!!!! Sounds like you'll have another great day!

edie said...

Love to you all! So glad it went well!

And cute boots girls.

Ms. Edie

Annette said...

Yah!! So happy for you two! By the way are those ET's boots? lol

Anonymous said...

That's so great ET is making lots of friends. I know first hand what that's like being the "new girl". Slumber parties are just around the corner! I will have to admit I miss those days with my girls. Ask Marchelle about the "making of music videos......and Uncle Trixie thinking she's Paula Abdual! Just vision the ponytails flyin'(on the side of their heads of course) lol
Meemaw

Kim said...

I'm so thankful she had a great day! I know your mother's heart is full.

Oh, and in the picture, you totally look like you have to pee your pants! Just sayin'

Lindsay said...

YESSSSSS!!! :) From one girl who struggled at that age to another ... it will always get better!! So happy to hear she had such a great first day. That wonderful girl deserves all the sweetness in life. Yay for ET!! xo