Tuesday, September 4, 2012

#FirstDayofSchool 2012

A Gorilla and a First-Grader :)

It's here! It's here! It's finally here! The day we've anxiously awaited as parents...the day our oldest son takes the bus to school for the very first time as he enters first grade! Christopher has been pretty excited for today...but then last night I noticed he seemed pretty subdued. Lots of questions, a bit anxious, and excited all at the same time. 

We were surprised when he told us last night that we didn't need to come to the bus stop, and that he did not want us to wait there with him! He really wanted to go it alone. Of course that was NOT happening! I said it would not be the first day of school if I weren't there embarrassing him at the bus stop! The bus came, the driver was nice and introduced himself. We turned, looked at Chris, gave him a big kiss and said "Have a great day!!!"....and for just one little split second I could see a bit of hesitation and uncertainty....and then on he went, found a seat, and started chatting with the little boy next to him. It was such a great moment!!!

Joe waiting with Chris at the bus stop!

His backback had a folder and in it were papers that came home with parents, and papers that needed to be returned to school. Several of the worksheets were on the subject of how he was feeling on this first day of school. Here is what he had to say: nervous and happy. Just as I figured. But, overall, he said he loved school and made some new friends. He likes staying after school for the YMCA program too. So far...so good.

We were excited for Joey too! He is in Pre-K and started in the Gorilla's Classroom today. We were so happy for him to be re-united with some of his good buddies who had gone to different camps and places for the summer. This was the first year Joey had to bring in specific school supplies, and he came home and told us that he is learning to read and write!! He seemed very excited about that and so are we!!

All in all, the first day of school 2012 was one to remember, and a very happy day! 

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