Today was a big day in our family. Will had his very first day of school. I knew that this day was coming, and I tried not to think about it. I've had mixed emotions about Will starting kindergarten. Mostly I've been excited because he's excited, but a little part of me was sad because he's growing up. I've been nervous about starting this new phase in our lives--new environment, new routine, new friends and new teachers. You get the point. So many new things! We've been blessed that Will has been enthusiastic. His good attitude has made this transition really positive.
This morning Mark and I walked Will to his classroom. Will found the Play-Doh at his desk and started playing. We hung out a little to make sure he was okay. He seemed happy and excited to be in his classroom. I knew we needed to go so we could get to our campus for our teacher duties. I talked to Will about how he would get home after school and told him we should go to our school because the big kids would be there. He looked at me and said, "I think you should go now." Well, that about sums up his feelings on being at school. No apprehension whatsoever! I'd say he was more than ready. We kissed him goodbye and told him we loved him. He didn't cry and I didn't either!
Here's my kindergartner!
My sweet boy!
Little brother looks sad about not going to school but he's not. It's just his expression in this photo. He did great today going to grandma's house.
Will's so over having his photo taken.
Will and daddy
Mark walking Will into school. This was the only time I almost teared up.
Will and one of his teachers.
A name tag and Play-Doh! Happy kid!
Will's First Day of Kindergarten