This morning I find myself home alone in my house again after dropping off both kids at Lacy Elementary School. Today is MC's first day of Kindergarten. It's her assessment day, which doesn't last quite as long as a full school day. They "stagger" the assessment days of the new kindergarteners according to their last names. After completing all the assessments they will assign the children to the teachers for the year. We will know who MC has for a teacher next Tuesday, and her first full day of school in her new class will be next Wednesday (Sept. 1st). It was a little strange sending her off down the hallway, but she and I were both ready. Hard to believe my little girl is in "real" school now. As for the rest of my day, I will go to work for three hours, and then it will be time to pick her up again. Then we go back 90 minutes later to pick up her big 5th-grader-brother from his second day of school.