First day of kindergarten
Moments after that last picture, there were some brief tears and a little leg-clinging, but after being walked to his classroom, I was able to send him in on his own. He hung up his backpack and sat down on the carpet with the other children. I saw him look to his left apprehensively at another child, then to his right, and suddenly saw his face light up in a friendly smile.
So I left. He was good.
He was full of bubbly information this afternoon about which playground they played on, and how weird it was to not have lunch (his pre-school was full-day and kindergarten is only half), the location of the bathrooms, and the book Mrs. Hillman read to them. All is well for the first day.