6:30am: Good morning, Kindergartener! "Go away."
6:40am: Good morning, Louise. Time to get up. "Go away."
6:50am: Good morning, Louise. Put your clothes on and come downstairs. "I want Mommy."
6:55am: Louise, you'll be late for Kindergarten. "I'm scared! I don't want to go. There will be new people, and a new class, and...I'm scared."
7:00am: "I'm a big girl. I can do this." Dressed, cheered by the prospect of an egg for breakfast.
7:15am: Terrified again:
7:35: in her classroom, slightly happier:
3:30pm: Pick-up. Big smiles. "We didn't do much art, but we did make a Kissing Hand - see? And I made some new friends. There was one boy I was friends with, but then he was kinda annoying. I saw Alex at lunchtime, and we ran around the oval together at recess. I also made another friend in the cafeteria. Mommy made too much lunch for me - see? ...I want to go back!"