We think we're ready,
we hope we're ready
and yet (deep down) we know we won't be totally ready.
We're always about 75% prepared for what hits us when the door opens. So many things we can't control; entire families arriving complete with siblings, grandparents or aunts and uncles, tears--sometimes none, sometimes a lot, at least one child we weren't told where they go at the end of the session and our small room.
I'm not fond of first days (too much hub bub and stress for all involved), but I love getting to know all the new wee folk.
This year we have a lot of details to iron out, as a result of now being separate from the rest of the school. And on that note, I'm looking forward to the smoother, well ironed days ahead.