First Grade

I remember first grade vividly. The drive out to school each morning, the little 6th grade boy who held my hand and walked me carefully across the street from the parking lot, my amazing teacher who was a good family friend and called me “Nickle Pickle” and encouraged me to love writing.

Playing in PE, on the playground, the little boy named Brad who I thought was just the cutest thing ever. The crazy fun carnival where we won the jar of jelly beans by guessing the right number and I got to put my teacher into “jail”.

Really–it doesn’t seem that long ago.

So how… did this happen?

First Grade

How is it that my baby is now in this year that I remember so well–all of her very own? My very own little copy-paste version of me, I can’t help but wonder what her memories 20 years from now will be.

Hopefully she’ll remember the drive out to school, hugs and kisses while waiting in the car line, and her fun teacher who is “exactly like Mrs. Thornhill except they don’t look like each other, or act like each other, but they are exactly the same amount of NICE as each other.”

She might remember snuggling up at night together to do her 20 minutes of reading homework for the day, and playing on the playground with multiple classes of kids her age at one time. Perhaps a lasting memory will be of running on Friday and getting ribbons for reaching certain distances.

She might remember her love of ponies and roses–and how much she already loved getting new outfits and posing for pictures.

If her story continues to be anything like mine, some day she’ll sit with her own little first grader, shaking her head and wondering how on earth it happened, and remembering this time with great fondness.

This post was brought to you by Joules  who provided that a-DOR-able top that Amber is wearing. They make the perfect dresses for making first grade memories in! I am so in love with how all their clothes are so high quality and stylish but still feel like little girl’s clothing–that’s so rare these days! They also make some swoon worthy clothing for Mommies too–so be sure to go and check them out!


  1. Ellie W

    I remember my own first grade year vividly, too. Only now I have a grandson in first grade. Talk about wondering where the years went! I am fortunate to be so close to my grandsons. My older one is in 4th grade. I take them to school and pick them up, so I get to relive those fun elementary years with them. But it still seems like I was the one in school and I blinked, and somehow 40 years flew by.

    • Nicole

      Awwww! How sweet–I can’t imagine how crazy it will feel when I have a grandchild in first grade! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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