Since that no longer exists for me…I'll write about something that happened yesterday.
Farrah is starting the 3rd grade next week! Not only that, she is starting at a new school. Kenroy Elementary! The private school she has been attending for so long decided to shut down the program for older kids making it so she would have to join the forces of normalcy with the rest of the kids in the community. I had worked hard with the district office to have her choiced into a better school than what she attended in the first grade down the street from us. After finally being accepted in and being given the name of her new teacher, we decided to drive over to her school and walk around so she could get a good feel for where she will be going and where things are, like the playground, the cafeteria, and the office.
When we arrived, we were floored with how big her elementary school was!! The entrance was huge with big windows, but we didn't go in.
We walked around the perfectly manicured school and admired the play fields she would get to play on when it was time for recess. We looked in the windows and saw inside a couple of the classrooms and agreed they looked very nice. We also saw lockers and I had to question if we were actually at an elementary school because I didn't have a locker until Junior High.
I thought, no way. But the area we live in has been growing rapidly, so what did I know? I looked in another classroom to be sure I was in an elementary school still and I saw a whole board that talked abut 5th grade math and science. Yep! This was definitely her school! Wow!!! We kept on walking and found that there was a large outdoor courtyard where she would get to have lunch on the nice days.
Farrah was absolutely beside herself with excitement!!! She said, "Mom, if I knew this was the school I'd get to go to in the second grade, I would've wanted to come here last year!" I was really pleased with the decision I'd made to choose this elementary school over some of the others. It really was beautiful…
Until we decided to try going inside the main entrance of the school.
"WELCOME TO STERLING!!" the sign read leading to the endless hall of lockers.
What's that? Where the hell were we? This isn't Kenroy? What the hell was going on?
We were at the wrong school that whole time. I was taking pictures of her in front of a school she wouldn't be attending and sending them to people!
We were in front of Kenroy park and Farrah said maybe Kenroy elementary was on the back side of the park. I looked it up on my phone, drove one block up the hill, and BAM! There it was…on the other side of the park.
We did the tour once again, except we made sure it was the right school before taking a bunch of pictures.