D Boy had his first day of school yesterday! He's been anxiously waiting to start since we got him enrolled this last Spring. Even more since we went to the Meet the Teacher night last week.
Here he is on the way to Meet the Teacher night.
He was beyond excited to go up to the school. He loved it and didn't even want to leave. We really liked his teacher too. Which made me feel a lot better.
I've been pretty nervous about him starting school. It really took me back to feeling the "first day nerves" from when I was a kid.. I was never a fan of going to school.
Shoot, I had completely lost it when we got his first school supplies list in the mail over the summer. I'm a tad on the emotional/sensitive side. Throw in a "first time" for one of my kids and there's no hope. Momma is most likely going to cry!
Usually D Boy wakes up between 7-7:30a, so I was surprised that I actually had to wake him up yesterday morning.
I took advantage of the situation and thought it'd be a great photo op...
|Here he is still sound asleep...|
|Me: Wake Up!|
|Me: Deag, WAKE UP!|
|Me: Guess what today is? |
D Boy: I just had a dream about lions... (!!!)
|Me: Let's try this again, guess what today is? |
D Boy: *dead silence*
|Me: IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! |
D Boy: YAYYY!
So he jumped out of bed and got dressed, ate breakfast, and brushed his teeth. And then we waited anxiously until it was time to go...
Since we had some time to kill I wanted to get a picture of us before we left to take him to school...
On the way to school I'm pretty sure he asked, "Are we there yet?" like five times during the 7 minute drive.
Finally at school...
Here he is ready to get the show on the road!
When it was time for me to go we both got a little teary eyed, but we kept our cool.
When I picked him up I was happy to hear his teacher report that he was great. Although, "He didn't like to be the caboose... you know, no kid wants to be at the end of the line." True. Especially D Boy! He went to a Spanish and Music class. He even brought home his first artwork.
As soon as we got in the car D Boy dug in his pocket and pulled out a Hot Wheels car...
That he must've "borrowed" from school... OOPS!
I asked him how he liked his first day and he said he had fun, but he didn't like singing in Music class. Even with that said though, he's ready to go back tomorrow! I'm so relieved that it went well and that he likes it.
I have to say that I'm already adjusted to the idea of him being in school too. D Girl and I went to the grocery store while he was at school and I have to say it was quite pleasant only having one kid in tow. Of course we missed him and thought about him the whole time though. Still it was nice to just get the shopping done without the stress of D Boy running around and putting things in the cart when I wasn't looking. :)