Ruby Came to School Today
“Ruby came to school today, school today, school today. Ruby came to school today to spend the day with us.” This is Ruby’s new favorite song because that’s what they sing at school! My sweet little Ruby started school! I have to say, I was not prepared for how emotional this would be on ME!. It was an adjustment for Ruby but like most things for her, she took a couple days to process and then was pretty much fine. But I’m still feeling all the feels.
We were all so excited on the first day. We dressed Ruby up in her cute little dress. Rebeca did her hair fancy. We took pictures with the cute little sign I made. Poor Ruby had a tummy ache, probably from all the nerves, but then magically it went away and we were on our way. All was good until we said goodbye and she cried. Like real frightened tears, saying “Don’t leave me Mommy”. Ugh, that was hard. But we left, because we knew we had to. We knew that she would be fine and this was good for her. Afterwards I peeked in and saw that she stopped crying which was good….but then I started crying. I never thought I would be one of those parents that cried when their kid went to school….but I guess I’ve never been a parent before. I got home and realized Rebeca was also crying….which gave me a sense of comfort that I wasn’t alone. It was quite sweet how emotional Rebeca was and then I realized she was losing her BFF - I mean her and Ruby are together ALL DAY! Talk about an adjustment. The school was great though and sent pictures throughout the day and when we picked her up, Ruby was all smiles which made it all worth it. :)
It’s now been 3 weeks and we’re all adjusting pretty nicely. We’re getting into a bit of a routine. I do drop-offs and pick-ups a couple days a week but Rebeca does the rest. It’s a nice way for me to stay connected to Ruby and her teachers and I love our “conversations” in the car. I’m already noticing a difference in Ruby - she has more confidence and just a little bit more sass….mostly the good kind. :) She talks about her new friends all the time. I love her school and I love the families there. It really feels like a community. It’s perfect for her. I know she’s going to thrive there and I’m so so excited for her. I also have moments of sadness, realizing the bubble of just us is no longer. She’s going out into the world and making new relationships and having new experiences …without us. Which is exactly what you want her to do! It’s just a little hard letting go - I never quite understood this until now. But she is so happy….which is all I ever want for her so that makes my heart happy.
I love you sweet Ruby. You are forever my best girl.