The new backpacks were packed school supplies, lunches, hand sanitizer and other doo dads. It was a very rainy and humid morning but the girls were ready.
They decorated their signs with their names and a picture. Their aspirations on this day are to be a babysitter (Taryn) and a pilot (Tali).
In the classroom Taryn is sitting in a configuration of five students including one of her good friends. Tali is string closest to the door in a configuration of four students with two boys that she mentions often during conversation about school.
I managed to flex my work schedule so I was able to be there at dismissal (it was a full day for the first day). They played with their friends and then quickly took off their jumpers leaving only their shirts and shorts on so we went for ice cream at aunt Diana's.