Survived 1st day at new school!
We made it! Today was DD's first day of summer school for kindergarten. I have been sooo busy getting documentation together, meeting with the school, and getting all of her supplies that I didn't really get a chance to be nervous until this weekend. Boy was I a mess on the inside! This morning I knew I had done all I could and just hope all went well and DD had a good day. Of course it wasn't until I saw her face at the end of the day did I finally know it was all okay. Only the rest of you dealing with this understand the feeling of relief and happiness that I felt. I was able to keep the tears back then, but I'm not so sure right now.... :)
I tried to talk to a family member last night about everything I've had to do and my concerns. There was a comment to the effect that my anxiety was making DD more anxious as well. I blew up! Yes, I think about everything and research everything I can, but I am also VERY aware not to make DD know my anxieties!!! Of course I inform her of some of my concerns and educate her on what to expect/do - but only to the degree that is necessary to make her understand. This is her life we are talking about....and I shouldn't be anxious? ARGHHH!
My work did pay off, though. Her classroom is peanut free. The teachers spoke with the parents upon entering the room, and about 6 had to take their kids' sandwiches home. I wish the school would have communicated this before today, but as I said, I did everything I could. A no nonsense letter was sent home from the school nurse, as well as a letter developed by DD's teachers regarding the no peanut policy. I did provide a list of snack ideas, which I didn't really want to do, but I think it will help. All of this was sent home today. We are agreeing to the PN free table, although it's not my preference. At this point I just want to keep DD safe. I talked to the class today about PN allergies, and I think it went okay. DD said I did fine! :)
Thanks to all of you who have helped my other posts about getting ready for this change. We still have some work ahead for fall, and this summer will likely be a work in progress also. But at least one day is done without incident. Tonight I can relax and be at peace, and tomorrow doesn't seem so bad.