My “baby” went off to Kindergarten today. I was totally over dramatic about it, but he looked so big in his uniform, and he was so grumpy about getting up so early. Definitely brought me back to my school days! However, he is only going half day, so by the time I wake up, shower, feed the baby & the toddler, get them dressed, make coffee, and change diapers 2 seconds before we have to walk out the door, I realized he really isn’t gone for very long. How am I going to survive next year?
He was nervous & quiet this morning, and whispered to his dad, “I don’t think I am ready for Kindergarten…” What 5 year old says that?! But I think they jam-packed the day with new rules and fun stuff (he brought home a book from the library, so he was pumped!) so his nerves vanished quickly, and he was SO HAPPY when I picked him up. We talked on the way home, meaning that I asked very directed questions, because at 5, he already has the “nothing” answer down pat. My last question was, “Are you excited to go back tomorrow?” He immediately said yes. Now I just have to work on the very sad 2 year old who woke up crying because he couldn’t find his big brother this morning…
In honor of his first day of school, I have started 2 new traditions! First, is the chalkboard. I put the year, the grade, the school, the mascot, and the teacher’s name on it – and took a picture at our house before he left.
And the second tradition is a photo with all his current favorite things on it. I quizzed him when he got home, and this is what we came up with!
Hope you had as much fun on the first day of school as we did! Have a great school year!