This year, my little man started kindergarten. Insert sobbing here. It was such a great day, but such a hard day! He was so excited to go to school!
I'd been prepping him for a few weeks that I would drop him off and he would stay there for most of the day with his teacher. He acted completely fine with it. I expected that once we got there, he'd be nervous and clingy. I was just hoping that he wouldn't have any tears because I wasn't sure I'd be able to leave him if he did.
We got to school and I took a few more pictures....
All the kids meet in the gym before the bell rings and sit with their class. He was SUPER confident the whole time we walked towards the school and while we were taking pictures. We got to the gym doors and let me tell you.......those kids are LOUD. It's 5 or 6 grades worth the children yelling non-stop. As soon as we walked through the doors, he stopped for a few seconds and his eyes got really big and I thought he was going to bolt! But he didn't........he just kept right on walking. We found his class and he got a name tag and then sat down. And he was PERFECTLY FINE.
After his teacher came to the gym, he went and lined up with his class. He looked so little........and so big.
I stayed there and stared at him for at least 5 minutes, wondering where the time had gone. His teacher started leading them out of the gym and he turned and looked at me once and waved with a nervous smile and then he was gone!
And me and Tessa got in the car and were all like.......
I started crying as soon as I walked out of the school. Tessa got in the car and she just started SOBBING. It was horrible! I tried to quit crying so I could ask her why she was upset. She said, "I'm just worried about my brother!" It was the sweetest......and the saddest. We eventually both stopped crying and made it through the day until 3:15pm when I could FINALLY go get my cutie.
He said his day was great and he really liked his teacher. He reported that he was stuck sitting between "two dang girls" (as he rolled his eyes). Gym and lunch were his favorite part of the day. He got to see his buddy Weston at recess. He was so excited and kept saying, "We really need to get home and check if I have any homework to get done. Cause I REALLY want to get it done." Yeah.....I'm gonna plan on that not lasting too long. He couldn't wait to show us his binder and his agenda. So overall, I would say his first day of kindergarten was a success!
Tommy, we're so proud of you and so excited to see what your future holds! Here's to the first of many "first days of school." Love you, bud.