First day of kindergarten

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My mom makes me look into the sun for pictures.

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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.

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About sayingthings

K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on August 31, 2009, in Fambly. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey sis,

    You are in a brand new world now–one child in school and one crawling and beginning to make mischief. Fun, fun, fun. The video is very cute; and boy does Collin look proud of himself.

    My new thing in parenting is that Josh has a girlfriend–hard for me to admit, but it’s true. They are watching a movie in the next room right now. Her name is Hailey, and she is very nice, but I still don’t know about the advisability of having an exclusive relationship. Almost everyday there is some reason that they see each other. It will be less contrived once our school starts (this week).

    I am very, very interested in knowing more about the NY thing; I suspect you and Brad are even more interested.

    –Suz

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