Today was our first day of CLC ( Christian Learning Center ) and it was a success in some ways and tearful in others.
*up on time and out of the house early=success
*setting up the room and making it to morning prayer=success
*ryan quite during morning prayer=big success :)
*dropping off Ryan at his class=success
*dropping off McKenzie screaming crying tightening her legs around me=tears for her and watery eyes for mommy
*having 10 out of 13 kids cry almost the whole day=wanting to sit in the middle of the room and cry with them. :)
Other than that it was a good day. First day is always the hardest because we are holding a kid in each arm bouncing rocking singing dancing whatever we can do to try and make them feel comfortable and loved. At one point the other teachers (whom I love dearly) and I just sat there and started laughing because that was all we could do. Even though we could barley hear each other most of the day we still made the most of the moments we had. Our class is so sweet and just a little scared right now trying to figure out why their mommy dropped them off with complete strangers, but once they get to know us and realize we do have fun the crying will subside.
Kenzie on the other hand I am praying for. They said she cried on and off most of the day and wanted to be held. If you know Kenzie you know she does not want to be held and wants her independence. I know soon they will see that side of her. The second I picked her up she started laughing and blowing bubbles with her mouth. My sweet sweet girl. Ryan did AWESOME and ran to me when I picked him up with a big smile on his face. He said he had a GREAT day and was asking when he was going back.
We are gearing up for Tuesday and are truly excited about the new school year.
Here are pictures from last year.