Of course, we have been talking about starting school, got all registered, even went and picked out Mario and Hello Kitty backpacks and bought all those school supplies. Still, it hadn't quite set in, but after the K orientation this morning and the open house this afternoon, there's no denying it now!
Noah was pretty clingy and putting on the shy-hide-behind-mom act when we first got there. He wasn't too keen on going down to the classroom with his teacher while the parents stayed in the "gymacafetorium" (now that's a mouthful) either. Abby ended up going with him (and I threatened no video games this afternoon if he didn't cooperate - gotta do what ya gotta do), and he did fine.
We lingered for a few minutes after the "meet and greet" in the classroom so I could show Noah around the room a bit...
He was most excited about test-riding the school bus...as was Abby. She begged pretty much her entire Kindergarten year to ride that bus, but I stuck to my guns. I told her that Mommy was still getting used to her being in K - one thing at a time.
Now that she's older and can sit with Noah on the way to school (and because ALL of the kids in this neighborhood ride the bus), I am taking a deep breath and loosening the apron strings a bit.
Abby and Noah are insisting that they want to take the bus on the first day of school - probably a good thing in case there are tears and attachment issues at the first day drop off...
and I am not just talking about Noah.
Thank goodness he only goes half-day. I teased Abby and told her I was going to ask her teacher if she could have "half-day second grade" too, but, yeah...she didn't go for it.
Come Monday morning, I think I am going to need donuts...lots of donuts.
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli