Scarlett's new best friend
Nevin finally, finally, had a lovely first day of school. Change is so hard, and this year he seems to be reaching the level of confidence and maturity required to handle it. He went to school with the self-assuredness of a sweet second grader.
Scarlett had a much rockier start. She missed the first day of senior kindergarten because she had a high fever. The routine was already off and she was not well rested. Consequently, her first day was hard and teary.
But she is in good hands. On her second day, her teachers gave her a little project: they gave her a Helper title and introduced her to a brand new junior kindergartener. It was just what she needed to turn her day around. They spent the day holding hands and guiding each other from centre to centre. When Scarlett got home she told me, smitten, "I met a new friend today and she is SUCH a little munchkin!"