Eighth Graders and Kindergarteners OMG
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I don't know which of these things is worse.


In one corner, we have the infant headed off to kindergarten.


And then there's THAT nonsense.


They are, though.

Both girls headed off to school today. Both were really excited to get on their bus and head off into the big world without a parent. They were so excited, in fact, that they were ready to go a full half hour before necessary. For Mila in particular, that is nothing short of a miracle. I expect this "so excited she wakes up" thing to last about a week. She will return to having to be drug out of bed in no time, right?


Alexis' first day of kindergarten (YEARS ago, OMG) was wrought with stress. Her bus didn't show up, causing SO much anxiety, and then Alexis stayed true to brand and was terrified of being somewhere without me. Eventually she learned to deal, but the first day was ROUGH.

Mila, true to brand, was all like, "I'm leaving. Get out of my way." She climbed aboard that bus as if she was a seasoned Middle schooler and didn't really think there was anything worth stressing about. She stayed cool and confident all day, right up until it was time to get off the bus.

Mila's best friend lives in our neighborhood. She's further down the hill than us, but it's not THAT far. That means the girls ride the bus together, but Mila gets off one stop before her friend.


Mila absolutely positively refused to get off of the bus after school today. She wanted to hang out with her best friend and that was it. No discussion necessary because she had decided. Alexis had to actually get on the bus and drag Mila out kicking and screaming, which ranks real high up there when you're trying to figure out what memories you'll carry with you forever. That might just turn out to be one of those memories that we tell a future spouse, just so we know s/he has some concept of what s/he has agreed to.

Mila does what Mila wants to do.

And she will destroy everything to make sure it happens.

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