Monday, August 08, 2011

All I Wanted Was One Smile

The Conversation went something like this:

Okay Ava and Harrison. Both of you look at me.

Ava, eyes at the camera.

Harrison, please smile.

I guess I got what I asked for. You would have thought he was the son of Shrek. :)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

First Day of School Recap

Ava's first day of school was a combo of good and bad. She had what she said was a good day, but there was one bad thing that she didn't like. It was also her first day riding a school bus which was kind of overwhelming to her.

When I went to get her at the bus stop (she gets off the bus at the high school), I was worried because she didn't get off immediately. Apparently she had sit in the back and was by the window with a middle schooler sitting beside her. The bus driver went and got her out of the seat and she finally got off. I had a second of panic when she didn't get off with the other ones, but it was fine.

It was like pulling teeth to get her to tell me about school, but she was excited talking about a book they had read called The Kissing Hand and telling me what the story was about and showing me a handprint from the day.

Then she also told me about the not-so-good. A little girl had pulled her hair during carpet time and when Ava told her teacher, the teacher ignored her. This just broke Ava's heart and she translated that into her teacher not liking her. Now Ava can be very dramatic, but it goes one of two ways. Maybe her teacher didn't hear her or maybe she did ignore her because she was just tattling. My thoughts are that on the first day how hard would it have been to say, "Boys and girls remember we keep our hands and feet to yourself." Then Ava would feel that justice was served and it wouldn't have been a huge deal.

On day 2 of kindergarten Ava didn't want to get out of bed and cried that she didn't want to go to school. It wasn't fun and her teacher didn't like her. This has NEVER happened. She has always loved school and wanted to go. Poor thing. But day 2 turned out better (except I had to go and get her off the school bus) and day 3 was great. Hopefully the bad of day 1 will fade into the background and she will be a happy kindergartner once again.

The drama of Kindergarten! :)