Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten


It was a success!

He was happy. He was brave. He was normal.
I was glad. I was floored. I was relieved.

The real story begins on the morning of day two. He woke up mad and I could tell it was not going to be good. He refused to get dressed. He refused to eat breakfast. He came up with several excuses to NOT go to school. But somehow I got both boys out the door (dragging and pleading). We arrived at school just in time, but Owen wouldn't go in the classroom. We had a student teacher helping...but not really helping...convince Owen to go in.

Finally we managed to get him to go in the door. And she promptly closed it so he couldn't run back out. I stood on the outside with Gavin, holding back my own tears, listening to him yell on the other side of the door, "I NEED TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY MOM!" There was some kicking or knocking things down. And then silence.

I think Owen decided to wait until Mark left town to pull out the performance. Needless to say, it was still better than last year's first day of preschool. Speaking of which, here's a side-by-side photo of the milestones.



Day three was better than two, but not as good as one. What will day four bring? We'll see.

Here's one last pic of Owen getting a haircut last weekend. He looks so grown-up to me! He wouldn't let me spike his hair for school this week, but it's cute don't you think?




11 comments:

Shyla said...

I can't believe he is already going to Kindergarten! He's so big!

Britanny said...

I LOVE his monkey shirt. I can't believe how grown up he is. And I got teary for the first couple of weeks watching Alice ride away in the school bus.

Kimba said...

ohmigosh, LOVE his hair!! maybe if you tell him he can't spike it he will? :) he's getting so big, it's crazy! hope it keeps getting better! i know it will. :)

Angela said...

I love how you have him hold a sign on the first day. That's a great idea!

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