I wanted to make this day a fun and exciting day instead of a sad one, and I knew she would perk up during school hours with her friends, so I focused on the morning and afternoon.
This morning I showed her the tee-shirt I had painted for her to wear on her last day of First Grade. She loved it.
This afternoon I decorated the outside of the house with balloons and a sign and banner and Hawaiian leis. She was so excited when she got off the bus and saw it.
And just to keep the boost going I took her and brother bear to Ci-Ci's for a late lunch. I was afraid she wouldn't eat her packed lunch with all the sadness, but she apparently ate every bite. But, that didn't matter since she scarfed down 2 bowls of pasta and many bread sticks at lunch with us.
It is going to take quite an adjustment for all of us now that school is out--but we will manage, and I have our week days scheduled just like school to keep both kids busy and active all day long. So, I think that will help a lot.
Congratulations to our Second Grader!