Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kindergarten, Here We Come!

Great googly-moogly, where did the summer go?  It flew by in a flash of fun for sure, and it makes me realize that's how quickly my kids are growing up.  Yesterday Joe started Kindergarten and I'm having anxiety that the school years are now just going to zip by and tomorrow my babies will be moving out of the nest.  Not that I won't be a bit relieved to go back to doing laundry for 2 instead of 7 (it's a killer, I tell you), but man, I love these children and can't imagine my house not being filled to overflowing with them. 

So how did our guy do on his first day?  Great, of course.  Joe has a huge advantage in that he went to Pre-K at the same school last year, so he's already familiar with the school, teachers, and "school culture" which is basically what a lot of these first days of Kindergarten are about.  One funny thing that happened was in the morning after Billy dropped Joe off in the cafeteria with his class, Joe apparently opened up his lunch box and started eating his lunch!  I'm sure he saw other kids eating breakfast and figured since he was in the cafeteria that's what he was supposed to do.

Here's Joe and Billy before heading off to school together.  Billy began his 10th year of teaching yesterday, by the way, and this will be his second year teaching 3rd grade.

 Here's Joe and his new teacher.  She's wonderful and I can already tell Joe's going to thrive in her class!
In the afternoon I pretended to be June Cleaver and baked fresh chocolate chip cookies for Joe.  Aw, how special.  Hee hee.  (I can tell you it's been a long while since homemade cookies were made in this house.)
So there you have it.  Joe's first day of Kindergarten.  It left me a little sad, a little happy, and a lot proud!