Saturday, July 27, 2013
First day of school! First day of school!
Here is what Elliott says about the first day of first grade:
School was fun.
Yesterday, the first day of first grade, was easy peasy. The kid got out of bed and dressed and ate breakfast and made his lunch and got his shoes on and brushed his teeth and made his bed without a second of hesitation, grumbling, or orneriness.
The boys and I dropped him off. He DID NOT want me to walk him to the first grade line-up spot because he can do it himself. He found his teacher and turned into a big kid.
Wyatt and Quinn and I went with Haley and her kids to Scheels! while Elliott was at school and minus me panicking a little bit when it was time to pick him up because the pick up line was so long (but he was waiting patiently in the spot we picked - good boy!) and I was too nervous to wait in it so I was driving around like a crazy lady trying to find a space to park and get my big boy from school because I was so excited to see him (yes, read this run on sentence in once breath, kind of frantic!) and I found him.
And he was grinning from ear to ear.
He said that the Spanish wasn't too scary and that they didn't really do a lot.
He ate all his lunch and sat with his friend Levi.
His favorite part of the day was recess.
And, he figured out, and will tell anyone who will listen that, on short days he goes to school for five hours and on regular days, he goes to school for SEVEN HOURS!
I'm so proud of him.
And, just like his day started with a perfect kid, the evening ended pretty good too. We met Grandma and Grandpa and Willie and Haley and James and Molly and Jack (Dad was at scout camp) at Mountain Mikes for our favorite pizza to celebrate the first day of school.
Then at home, when it was time to go to bed, this big kid of mine told me goodnight, climbed into his sleeping bag (clean sheet day didn't happen as planned), and drifted off to sleep.
The difference between the first day of kindergarten and the first day of first grade - huge difference!
And, Wyatt at Scheels, because we don't want him to feel left out.