Thursday, August 25, 2011
Posted by Lisa Joy at 11:16 AM
And he's so ready. We have no doubt that he's going to take to full-day kindergarten like a fish to water. His little brain is like a sponge right now, soaking up every bit of information and experience he can. Exploring and questioning and retaining are second-nature to him at this stage of the game, and making new friends will be so fun.
We wouldn't be honest if we said we weren't going to miss him, but our excitement for what he's embarking upon far outweighs any sadness over his being gone for the better part of every weekday. It's just SO COOL that he's in school!
So this morning was spent acting out all the school morning steps we'd been practicing all week: up and at 'em at 6:30, hopping in the shower, getting dressed in his school uniform, having a good breakfast, packing his lunch, brushing his teeth, and walking around the corner to the bus stop. He's already so good at the routine that we had about 15 minutes to spare, which was a good time for the quintessential first day of school photos on the doorstep. Then, at the bus stop, he got his "game face" on, and climbed up those steps like he was an old pro, not even stopping to wave or say good-bye. A little man, crossing the starting line for a great adventure.