Owen kind of thought he was going to the first day of school too.
Sophie was very excited about school and did not seem nervous at all.
Sophie's school has a "kissing lane" where you just drop the kids at the door and they go inside on their own. You don't even have to get out of the car because they have helpers who open the doors for you!
Sophie's teacher told me that this is the preferred method of drop-off for kids who are driven to school, and I was mentally preparing to do so...(on the first day, for goodness sake?!)...because I am a rule-follower...and a former teacher...and I want everyone (especially the new teacher) to like me.
I consulted other parents, but that got me nowhere.
So, this little munchkin, when given the choice between going in on her own or having me walk her in...chose to have Daddy walk her in. Well, we knew that wouldn't work out so well...for either party...so, I took her in...because I am evidently more hard-hearted...and a now-confirmed rule-breaker.
We got final goodbyes in at the car, and then Sophie and I headed in to school. No one stopped me on the way in. No one looked at me like, "What are you doing in here?" And I even saw a few other moms walking in with other Kindergartners.
And then I saw the bus kids traipsing in together and looking as confident as if it were the last day of school, and I felt a little silly about worrying.