She's not even in kindergarten yet, but Maya is no stranger to the first day of school. I sent her off today to preschool for the 5th time. She has now been to 5 different schools in 4 different countries in 2 different languages. She's a trooper.
Though today was the only time I had a hard time sending her away. The school is about 45 minutes away, and she had to ride the bus by herself. No parents allowed. She was so brave, getting on board and waving goodbye to us. I could tell she was nervous, but no tears -- at least from her.
In contrast, I spent all 13 grades with the same kids I grew up with. And still I was nervous each First Day of school. Now I get to be nervous all over again for my kids.
It's a horrible picture, but the rest only had the back of Dave's head :) Her "bas sekolah" is nice and equipped with seatbelts and a/c. Here you can barely see the teacher buckling her in the front seat. Hopefully I'll get a better shot on the way home.