-Weekend Wandering question.
Yes. What I remember about school is that I had no idea what school was. The idea of school was so abstract--I mean I knew that it was someplace Shannon went and that he worked on things in school, I guess. I think I had some idea that there were other kids. I imagine that my mom probably told me what school is but without knowing EXACTLY what it would look like and EXACTLY what we would do, I just couldn't wrap my brain around it.
I don't remember what I had for breakfast. I don't remember what I wore. I only remember one shirt I had at the time, which was white with tulips on it, and I only remember it because a girl named Holly had the same shirt and you know, same first letter of first name, same shirt, instant friendship.
On my first day of school my mom brought me inside and the other kids were just all over the place, exploring the different areas of the room, and I stood there totally frozen, not knowing what to do or where to go or how to be. I saw another kid start crying and ask (his/her?) mom, "When does school start?!" and I sort of became panicked and also started crying. It was instantly better when the teacher gave us direction. I guess that's pretty common because it seems like Leta reacted similarly when she started preschool, minus the tears.
I went to a different school for first grade and that was like... REAL school. But by then, I knew what school was.