Monday, August 24, 2009

Charlie's First Day of Kinder

As usual, things don't go the way I planned them.

The plan: Get up extra early, get Charlie ready. Cook him a good nutritious breakfast. Give him lots of hugs and encouragement, take pictures. Pull my baby under my wing and fly far far away ...I mean, load up and head to school. Talk with the teacher. Watch Charlie interact with his class. Try to not cry. Then go to the parent meeting.

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.

First Day of Kindergarten
His exact words at this moment were: "I'm so excited I'm going to kindergarten!"

Charlie's Kinder Class
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! :)


Mells said...

Awwwwwwwwwww! Charlie seems so excited! I just love his smile! :)

Meesh said...

Ha! That's my nephew!! The one facing the opposite direction of everyone else. :DD

So...did you cry? I just know I'm going to be a puddle. I'll just skip the tears and melt down to the asphalt. (sniff) Store up all your good tips for me, k?? Love you.

Ana said...

Save the initial stress, glad Charlie had a good first day of kinder. :)

Stacy said...

Sometimes I think that when we have a stressful occasion coming up, God lets "distractions" happen so we don't end up dwelling on the stress. I can't count how many times He has saved me from emotional meltdown by creating (or allowing) distractions, complications, weirdness. Wonder what will happen when we drop Aidan off at college two years from now? (Hopefully nothing serious!!)

Anyway, Charlie is so adorable, and kindergarten is a good way for Mom to learn to let go and for Charlie to start to spread his tiny wings just a little, healthy bit!