After reading a book last night about the first day of school, I asked her if she was nervous. "No. Last year I was. But this year I know what to expect and I have friends and I know the teachers," she said. She woke up early today, at 6:15, and couldn't fall back to sleep. She was happy and excited. When we arrived at school, she waved at several people (little and big), gave her kindergarten teacher a hug, and then settled into her new classroom. She gave me a kiss goodbye and got to work, without so much as a glance up when I said goodbye for the second time. She was ready to be there, and it felt so much better this time around.