Oh Dear Ella..
Today you start first grade. You are going to be amazing. Mrs Lash seems extra fun. Can you believe she rode a skateboard in the school hallway?! I can’t wait to hear stories of how the days have gone learning math, what books you are reading in class, and who you sat with at lunch.
When I think of how your brain works, I see Templeton from Boss Baby (you get the reference)… your imagination running wild! I continually see your brain ticking away and thinking about what will come next… full of color, drama, and creativity.
Your curiosity is peaking more and more all the time! Constantly asking, “What’s that?” Reading all the signs we pass. Teaching Olive how to do some things. Sharing with her. But please make sure to forget to teach her some bad things too… She’ll get in enough trouble on her own!
Your style is also coming out these days… Really coming out! A true boot lover always wanting to wear your short or tall booties! With ANY outfit! And your chucks! Oh your love for the high top chucks and new gold star ones! I can’t quite tell if you’ll be sporty, more casual, or a little bit preppy. Oh Ells… Your style is yours alone! I’m sure I’ll try to persuade you along the way, but make sure to keep testing me because you should be YOU, and not me, or anyone else for that matter!
I can’t wait to put you on and off the bus this year…
I’m sure there’ll be a few less kisses goodbye and more waves…
I’m sure there’ll be more yelling and tired eyes than last year…
I’m sure we’ll be late more times this year than last!
First grade will be different – offering new opportunities, new friends, new experiences…
And it’s going to be a great one!!!
Best of luck and love,
First Edition. Vol. 1