Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day of School

Caden is officially a Kindergartener! I took him to school the first day thinking he would have a hard time, maybe some tears and could picture myself having to tear him away as they dragged him to his classroom... Completely the opposite happened! I took pictures of every step as he got ready for school and when we first arrived. He couldn't figure out why this was such a production. He would ask 'why are you taking pictures of me brushing my teeth or putting on my socks? It's just not important.' When we got to school, he met up with 2 of his neighbor friends, chatted with them while they waited in line for the doors to open, and when they did, he followed his friends in without even so much as a glance over his shoulder! Surprisingly I didn't cry, but I left thinking WOW my boy is growing up... It's still hard to believe. Does everyone go through this or am I just crazy?
Now that he's been in over a week, he has the daily routine down, is making friends, learning spanish and is genuinely excited for school! I'm enjoying that, knowing that attitude won't last for many more years after this.
It's amazing how much he can learn in 3 hours from someone other than me. I'm having fun doing homework with him, although I know that attitude won't last much longer either :)