Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of School

Well, my baby started Kindergarten yesterday....

And, I didn't cry! Not even a single, solitary tear! Can you believe that??? I even shocked myself!

I think that the anxiety of it all building up was so much worse than the actual day. When we woke up yesterday morning, I just had a wonderful peace. I wasn't worried or nervous - just excited for my boy. :)

On Sunday night, we read all of our getting ready for Kindergarten books...

We packed Clayton's backpack full of school supplies and wrapped Mrs. Lane's first day of school present (an apple and a covered notebook that I made)....
Then we had a family prayer time and Wade prayed for Clayton and the school year. Then we put the boys to bed.

I had a semi-sentimental moment with Wade after we put the kids to bed. I started reminiscing with him. "Can you believe that our baby is going to Kindergarten tomorrow? Doesn't it seem like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital? I can close my eyes and picture him his baby swing..."

When I was almost to the point of tears, Wade started singing Barbara Streisand's The Way We Were. "Memories, misty watercolor memories of the way we were..." Ha ha! I couldn't help but to laugh. Just when I was about to have a meltdown, he brought me back to reality with his crazy sense of humor. Love that man!

Clayton had requested "letter pancakes" like we had last year on his Faux First Day of School. :)
He looked so cute in his little uniform. :) (Just so you know, they require all white athletic shoes. That would not be my footwear of choice. Ha!)

On the way to school, Clayton went on and on about how excited he was to start Kindergarten. I couldn't cry or be sad when he was so excited!

There are only 9 kids in his class - 6 girls and 3 boys. Great, right??? Clayton is sitting front and center, too. I guess that Mrs. Lane had a hunch that she would need to keep an eye on him. ;)

Wade took me to breakfast after drop off. He said that we would have our own Boo-hoo Breakfast. Ha! It was a yummy meal, but there was no boo-hoo'ing.

The most stressful part of the whole day was the "car line." Whoa! They have it down to an exact science, for sure. There were walkie talkies, orange cones, the whole 9 yards... It was super efficient - I was in and out of there in 10 minutes. But, I was a nervous wreck that I was going to mess up the system. I may need to order some black market Xanax and have it overnighted before I can do car line again tomorrow. Just the thought of it makes me break out in hives...

I guess that if car line was the most stressful part of the first day of Kindergarten, then we are in pretty good shape. :)


Albus Adventures said...

Remember my post last year about the car rider line? TOTALLY stressed me out to...must be in our genes! We are so proud of you and Clayton too!

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Congrats to Clayton! Those are some big smiles on his face! And Sarah....what the what is that backpack?! I'm seeing glimpses into my own future....!