16 August 2010

1st Day of Kinder

Today was Tyler's first day of Kindergarten at his new school, The Learning Tree. He was very excited to be starting, but a little apprehensive because he didn't really know any of the kids there except for his friend Jersie from his preschool. As a mother, I had certain expectations of "traditional" first day of school activities...Namely of the, leg hugging, "Don't leave me!" screaming variety. As a mother, I had to come to terms with the fact that my son doesn't do traditional. Doug met us there so that Tyler would have both of his parents there to see his first day of Kindergarten. We walked through the gate and we met up with the rest of the Kindergarteners as they headed out of the cafeteria towards the outside playground. At the back of the line we saw his friend Jersie. Tyler dropped my hand and Doug's hand and scurried over to get into line behind Jersie. No Hug...No Leg clasping...I don't think we even got a "Bye Mom, Bye Dad". I did get to snap a picture:

See how nervous and withdrawn he looks??? Yeah...me neither.

On the one hand I'm excited that he was so excited and independent because it makes me feel like I'm going about this whole parenting thing the right way...on the other hand, it makes me sad that my baby is growing up.

When I picked him up from school he was chattering away about all the new friends he made, the activities they did and the fact that he fell asleep during homework time. He had a BLAST! And the thing that was fun to hear was that periodically, out of the blue, he would say (with a bit of amazement), "I'm a Kindergartener." He did this several times...like he was still trying to convince himself that this day was NOT a dream. Love it!

1 comment:

by George! said...

Yeah, he's growing like a weed. Don't blink. The next 13 years will go faster than you think. (Sorry Kenny C)