The plan: Get up extra early, get Charlie ready. Cook him a good nutritious breakfast. Give him lots of hugs and encouragement, take pictures.
What really happened: The alarm that I KNOW I set right didn't go off. Wake up 5 minutes before the final bell rings at the school. Get Charlie up and rush him thru the morning routine. Snap a quick picture. Hand him a pop tart to eat on the way. Rush to the school. Hurry Charlie into class, drop off his stuff, snap another quick picture. Get out of the way. Get to the parent meeting 15 minutes late.
His exact words at this moment were: "I'm so excited I'm going to kindergarten!"
I know it's hard to see, but he just joined right in, sat in the middle of the kids for a story time.
So there it is. Another humbling experience, no doubt. ;) I think Charlie hardly noticed. He had a great day! He even told me he wished I hadn't brought him and picked him back up - he REALLY wants to ride the bus. So the transition is definitely easy for him. Praise God! :)