'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

August 27,2009
Professor Mom
Aliki McElreath( )

Aliki is a writer and college English teacher. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children (ages seven and ten), a dog, a cat, a rabbit, and too many fish.

Backpack? BackpackCheck. First day of kindergarten outfit? OutfitCheck. New sneakers? SneaksCheck. First school lunch packed? LunchCheck. Bedtime reading to soothe the kindergarten jitters? BooksCheck. Quality time spent with tissues after finding old baby pictures like this one? NaptimeCheck. Happy first day of kindergarten, sweet T.!