...since I guess I'm not technically homeschooling anymore. I did indeed enroll her in Kindergarten this morning and she was so excited about it!
We toured her classroom and found where to put her things and where she got to sit and she sat down and started coloring the crown that was waiting at her spot. I stood and watched her a moment before she stopped coloring and turned to me and said, "OK Mom, you can leave now." That threw me a bit, so I asked if I could take her picture before I left and she shrugged and said, "Sure."
So I snapped a couple shots of her; and then she turned back to her coloring, absentmindedly waved her other hand at me and said, "Yep, see you later."
I did not cry, but I did phone Mr. Brooke on my way home and reminisced about the itty bitty baby she used to be and how she's gotten so big. Rabbit was heartbroken when I came home without her sister.
I even let Bluebird ride the bus home. (I mean, after walking her to the bus, telling the bus driver that it was Bluebird's first day and that I'd be waiting at her stop, and then driving fast to get home ahead of the bus so I could be waiting at the bus stop...) Bluebird hopped off of the bus (lovingly shepherded by a couple of girls from the neighborhood that took her under their wings) and exclaimed, "This is the best day EVER!"
Ugh, it's just all so weird; not at all what I planned! But it's good.