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Last night we carefully laid out Ryan’s outfit for his first day of school. After his shower, I handed him a pair of brand new underwear, but he refused to wear them until this morning. Everything had to be new for the first day of school.
So today we sent out our little boy, who I guess isn’t as little as I like to imagine, into the great big world of Kindergarten. Red backpack strapped over his new gray shirt, hand clutching his Lightning McQueen lunch box, tummy full of butterflies, Ryan marched into Mrs. Jeske’s classroom followed by his weeping parents, his nonchalant brother, and a camera. He was a little uncertain but he did not cry or act upset.
And when he got home this afternoon the first words he told me were “That was a great day, Mommy!”
Can I share some advice? Don’t turn thirty the day before your younger son starts preschool and two days before your older son starts kindergarten. It’s been a bit of a traumatic week for my poor husband. 🙂
Here is Sam on his first day of preschool. He got to eat his banana in the car.
Ready to face the world! Of course, his preschool classroom, teacher, and friends are all exactly the same as they were on Monday when they were just daycare. But now it’s called preschool, at least in the mornings, and Sam has been very excited. 🙂
And here we have Ryan, this morning.
Ryan comforting his poor traumatized Daddy.
Me, getting a goodbye hug from the munchkin. Don’t even bother asking who’s comforting whom in this picture. Notice my artfully concealed red eyes.
Sitting at his desk in his room. I think this might be the “stop taking pictures of me and leave already now Mom and Dad” face. 🙂
So we survived the first day of school for each boy. Next week Art has his first day back to graduate school but we probably won’t take pictures. And if we cry it will only be over the amount of homework.
Stay tuned, because I have no doubt that Ryan’s adventures in Kindergarten will be many and worth sharing.