Aug 31, 2009

First day of Kindergarten

August 14, 2009 was the first day of school even though it was just a half day. Grant has been so excited about starting school. I tried to prepare him for many things so he wouldn't be too intimidated by the changes. He went to school another half day on Monday the 17th, and then full days starting on Tuesday. I was really strong up until the point that I left him sitting there on Monday as he sat down to color while the teacher was busy greeting parents. Bill chuckled at my tears and later asked why I started to choke up and cry. My reasons were a) he is my only child and going to "big" kid school is a BIG deal, b) in just a few short years (!3 to be exact) he will be a Senior in high school!, and c) I am a MOM, and mom's are sentimental, it's just hard to be strong at times.
But, he absolutely positively LOVES school. He really like his teacher and is learning so much stuff. He is all into spelling various words and counting over and over. It's a bit annoying at times, but I try really hard to humor him when he gets into these spelling and counting moods. Last week, I inadvertantly left my keys in Bill's car and we were tardy for school. He was sitting on the couch and moaned "Mom, I really want to go to school!" I told him we were going, we wre just going to be a little late. A close friend came to our rescue and he was only 8 minutes tardy. Now, I make sure I have keys on the table before I go to bed at night. It's been challenging to stick to a bedtime routine but we have done pretty well considering church on Wed. & Sun. He's so handsome in his dress code clothes....I can't wait to scrapbook this photo.

1 comment:

  1. that pic is adorable! luv it! Almost got me excited to do one of E, but MDO 1st pics will be just fine...