Well today’s the day, Stella is going to high school. Yup, she starts high school at four years old, she’s that advanced. Well it’s really the Playschool at the high school. If you ask Teddy, he will be quick to tell you that. He does not want her skipping way ahead of him and Maizie because, “That’s just not fair.”
Last night she decided on what outfit she was going to bring for her “accident outfit”. (A concept that has been explained to Teddy several times) I told her to make sure it was an outfit she doesn’t want to wear too often because it has to stay at school in her cubbie. She made a quick choice, choosing her panties took a lot longer. “Really Stella, what’s the problem here? No one is going to see your panties. Pick a pair.” I wrote her name on it and sealed it in a bag. She swiftly put it in her LaLaLoopsy backpack (for three years I’ve had to buy her a new one, finally she gets to use one for school).
|I'm ready to go!|
I woke her up and she asked if she could have an energy drink (instant breakfast) because she had to go to school. She was a bit nervous, but she was mostly excited; Teddy was a whole other story. He kept saying, “I’m so excited for Stella I might cry,” as his chin is quivering. I’m thinking, bullshit you’re going to cry because you’re going to miss your little sister. Teddy was on repeat all morning; I think he was trying to convince himself not to cry.
|He has to give her a big hug...BTW she's a normal sized 4yr old, he's 18mo older.|
Stella gets all dolled up and is ready for her photo shoot; everyone gets one the first day of school. We all pile in the car and drive the three whole blocks to the high school. We decide it’s best if Teddy stays in the car with Ted while I bring Stella inside, no one wants to see a giant big brother blubbering (it’s not pretty…it happened with Maizie).
|First day photo shoot|
The teacher looks at her and said, “This must be Stella.” She just has a certain aura about her or possibly her leopard coat, who else but someone named Stella would wear something like that? She started scoping out the join and she spotted them, the dolls. Then she though, this place is going to work out just fine. She decided to start with blocks and chatted up the boy on the rug and the high school girl with him. When it was time for me to leave, I could hardly get her attention.
The time she was there went by quickly, good thing I looked at the clock or else I might have missed pick up (I may have to set the alarm on my phone in the future). When I get there, she is elbow deep in babies. She feeding one and putting another one to sleep. She then went to wash the “silverware”. I’ve got plenty of silverware you can wash if you’re so inclined. She didn’t even notice me.
|This will be her favorite section for sure|
She loved it and the girls in the class loved her. She told me about the scavenger hunt, the project they did and how she had show much fun and she couldn’t wait to get home to tell Teddy.
|Her first school project|