Wednesday, August 20, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

This guy:

It's his very first day of big kid school.

Somehow I thought the backpacks and lunch-packing and parent-teacher-conferences from preschool would make this day easier. Like all those things would ease me into the big step he's taking today.
But then the clich├ęs start to take over and you're wondering how it's possible that the baby you rocked to sleep yesterday (it was yesterday, right?!) is the big kid standing at the bus stop today.
You notice how little he is carrying that giant backpack and you wonder if he's going to remember where he's supposed to go to be picked up after school because he's only five for goodness sake!
But then the pangs of nervousness you've seen run across his face start to morph into a bright, excited smile, and before you know it, you're walking out the door of his classroom and he doesn't even glance at you as you leave because he's a big kid now.
He's gonna rock this Kindergarten thing!