And just like that, I have a kindergartener.
Trenton was so excited about this morning. So excited, in fact, that he didn’t fall asleep until sometime after 10:00 (I don’t know when exactly since Jarrod and I had already gone to bed) last night. But he was up bright and early ready to go this morning!
I was a little worried about getting everyone out of the house by 7:30, but things went really smooth this morning. I made and froze bran muffins and pancakes over the weekend, and made some omelet muffins that are in the fridge. That helped a lot. So did making Trenton’s lunch, setting out everyone’s clothes, and getting backpacks packed last night. And that first picture? Yeah, I dressed the kids in their first day clothes yesterday afternoon and took pictures. I knew that we didn’t need the stress of posed pictures this morning.
I did manage one picture in front of the house this morning though.
I love Trenton’s smug look. As if to say – “Don’t worry about me. I got this, Mom.”
Trenton is going to the Catholic school where we attend mass. Between a back to school picnic over the weekend and open house yesterday morning, Trenton was ready for drop off.
I wanted one picture with my little man though.
Drop off is in a coned off area in the parking lot. I could tell that Trenton was getting a little nervous.
The principal says a couple words each morning, the junior high students raise the flag, and the students say the Pledge of Allegiance. Then it’s time to go inside – without parents. Trenton’s teacher told the moms that they could get one more hug in, and as I walked over to Trenton, I could tell that he was trying to hold back the tears. As was I. I bent down, and Trenton gave me a hug and a kiss. A big thing - because according to Trenton, it’s not cool to kiss Mom anymore. My little boy is growing up too fast, but I was glad that he still needed and wanted Mommy this morning.
Trenton is riding the bus home from school. The bus was 15 minutes early today. Luckily, we had just walked out the door when the bus pulled up.
I asked Trenton about his day, and he said that he had a lot of fun. He told me about lunch (he didn’t have time to eat his cheese stick and two little girls sat next to him), the playground (“we called the van an army van”), and about learning that God made nature. When I asked him about the rest of his day in the classroom, he told me that they made a rule poster, he had show and tell, and he “forgot the rest.” Code for he probably got called out by the teacher. While we were at Rita’s eating our after school treat (note to self – have Trenton change out of his white uniform shirt before eating red Italian ice), he opened up a little more about his day. Apparently we need to work on actually being quiet during quiet time and raising a hand to talk…. Thankfully it’s pretty typical stuff, and he said he wasn’t the only kid that got called out.
One day of kindergarten down, and 179 to go. Here’s to a fun year!
Get ready to dig through those old picture vaults. Thursday I am going to host a Back to School Throwback link up. I want to see your old back to school pictures! I’m sure I’m not the only one with funny kid pictures, so get to searching so I don’t have an empty link up!