Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tatum Starts Kindergarten


Tatum started Kindergarten on Monday, July 27th. She picked: her outfit, which I ironed, shoes, hair do which her Nonnie drove all the way over to french braid, breakfast of eggs and bacon, necklace and bracelet and she was ready to conquer her first day! She's so darn cute! She was really excited and did great, no crying. Me either. She was excited that her new best friend, Tyler, wore the exact same outfit, they wear uniforms.
I thought it'd be fun for Tucker and I to eat lunch with her on her first day. When she walked into the lunch room she hesitated and I asked her if she'd like to sit with us or her class. She chose her class. I'm glad she's confident enough to eat with them, especially on her first day. Half way through she changed her mind and sat with us. I'm glad. I missed her.
At the end of the school day she was SO tired. She said she was tired of learning, tired of listening, and tired of holding still. I think she was also tired from the blistering temperature of 116. She had a great first day and was thrilled homework doesn't start until next week.
Today was a different story. She was hysterical for 45 minutes before Chris finally dragged her out the door. She tried 3 different outfits, put her knee highs on 2 different times, tried 2 pairs of shoes on-twice, didn't want her hair done and then freaked out when I wasn't doing it, didn't want a bow and was then mad she didn't have a bow...seriously. Nothing made her happy, no choice was good enough. I expected a melt down sometime this week. Hopefully tomorrow and every day after we can all say good bye with a kiss and a smile!

9 comments:

MommyRohner said...

She is so cute! I'm glad her first day went well. She was probably just exhausted from day one which caused the morning meltdown. It'll get better.

Mindi D said...

O poor Tatum. She looks so cute!! Hopefully it will get better. Tell her hi from us. :)

Netso said...

She does look darling! As for the tantrum, I often throw one of those when I can't decide on the right shoes or hairdo!!! She's a girlie, get used to it! Just wait until she's a teenager... 116??? Are you kidding me????

The Glenns said...

Presley was very excited. She is #5 for us, so no drama about clothes anymore. Sadly, it's just a quick pony tail and whatever is clean on top of the laundry stack. Every first week of kindergarten is the same exhausting routine. 1st day-great, 2nd-still fun, 3rd-"Do I have to go AGAIN?" And then it's the usual mundane schedule for 10 long months. And next week begins homework. Poor little things. Who is Tatum's teacher?

The Simmons Family said...

Ah, Tatum looks so sweet on her first day of Kindergarten. Where does she go to school?? Kamryn starts on the 10th.. 4th grade. (sad face) The school years cruise by!! At least you have some one-on-one time with Tucker.

Alisa Larson said...

I love how Annalise is crying in the picture of Tatum in their classroom. Nice.

marcee said...

Oh my, Heidi! I'm exhausted just reading about her emotional roller coaster. Watch out teens! Isn't it ironic? We want them to become independent and then we miss them when they do. I'm so proud of you for no tears!

Deana said...

Oh how fun for Tatum to start kindergarten! Yeah I have to agree with Netso....I get cranky too when it comes to bad hair days and shoe choices! Enjoy her!

Jamie Y said...

Ha! She's entitled to a few fashion meltdowns, she's a girl :) She looks adorable and I'm sad that Kylie thinks she's too old for skirts. I'm having knee-high withdrawls. Mrs. Moore is awesome, hopefully things will get better!