1. She will need to actually get dressed. Every single day. In clean clothes. HOLY SHIT I NEED TO GO DO LAUNDRY RIGHT NOW.
2. Much of what Phaedra likes to eat isn’t appropriate for a packed lunch that needs to remain edible for at least three hours before eating. In addition, I have absolutely no idea how much food to pack.
3. I have no idea how exactly one goes about parking or dropping off at Phaedra’s school. I read the traffic pattern map, but I get lost in that neighborhood every goddamn time I try to drive there.
4. Flip flops, our shoe de jour this summer, are not okay to wear to school. She will need to wear tennis shoes. With socks. Which means I had to match an entire summer’s worth of socks today.
5. Phaedra has never spent such an extended amount of time with strangers before in her life.
6. There must be lunch-appropriate food in the house every day of the week. Packing bread and water in a lunch is probably not cool.
7. When I drop off the kids at Grandma’s on the way to work, it will only be Bella and Surrey now. One less passenger in the car on the way to work.
8. I’m just as nervous as she is.
9. This is exactly how my mom must have felt the night before she took me to kindergarten for the first time.
Hold me, you guys.
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