so, as of this week, chaeli officially started attending her new school.
actually - she's attending summer camp/school at the same school she will be entering grade 1 this fall.
i wanted to wait until the end of the week to write about it because first of all, i didn't want to jinx myself. she was so amazing the first couple of days that i wasn't sure if it was because it was just all very new and exciting that it distracted her from the fact that i was leaving her with new people and that she had to make new friends.
after all, it was *I* who said to her, "chaeli, this is a new school. it will be fun and exciting but you will be meeting all new teachers and making all new friends."
chaeli replied back, "i know."
"so, i just don't want you to cry when i drop you off."
"off course not."
she said this last line while looking at me with an expression that said, um, hello? don't you know me at all? you're being completely silly, mom. stop it.
drop offs have actually never been easier. for one thing, this school is so organized. i love it. everything was ready for us with muliple storage areas for different things for each student. if i could, i would marry this school. but mainly, chaeli was so eager to get into her new classroom that she barely even took time to give me a hug and a kiss good-bye. i was like, "um, chaeli… aren't you going to give me a hug at least?"
in a span of a week, she's made a few friends. and has even made a boyfriend.
his name is steven.
oh… and you should know that our neighbour's kid, aidan, asked chaeli to be his girlfriend. she told my father later that she wasn't interested in aidan but didn't want to hurt his feelings so she's just pretending to be his girlfriend.
she's been lit up all week. i still find it unbelievable – maybe she will change her mind when she starts getting homework in the fall time. but for the time being, i'm know that doug and i are quite lucky.