Monday, September 12, 2016

Aaron's First Day of School

Today was Aaron's first day of kindergarten. I went upstairs to see if he was awake only to find he had hit the snooze button (during our practice last week, he hadn't done that at all). He said, "I just needed a little more sleep. I stayed up last night, and so I needed more sleep," as he snuggled back into his blankets. (Yeah ... Welcome to the rest of your life kiddo...)

We laid there talking and I told him that his backpack wouldn't be here for a few days, so I had packed his things in my DotA2 backpack. I told him I was going to share it with him so that he could have a backpack to use - one that his folder could fit inside. He said, "really? You would do that, for me?" Of course Aaron!

We took him to the bus and then I drove to meet him at school, panicking the whole way because there was crazy traffic and zero parking - but I met up with him not long after he'd gotten off the bus, thank goodness. We arrived to his classroom and he got straight to work writing his name per the activity sheet on his desk. When it was time for me to leave, I told him I was heading out and he said "okay, love you" and went back to his work. Usually, he shuts down around big groups of people, and fights the concept of me leaving him, so I expected a breakdown or show of defiance, but he was super confident and comfortable there. His teacher did one-on-one meetings with each student the week before, and Aaron has been begging to go to school for over a year ... both were enough to conquer and seize the day!

I brought his lunch box a little bit later, since we both forgotten it, and found him sitting on the rug, behaving as he should.

I assumed I will be a blubbering mess, since I cry at everything, but I wasn't - even now, I have yet to cry. I'm just excited for him to learn new things, make new friends, and I know that this new adventure will be really good for him.
Desk work
Fresh off the bus! Audrey wore her backpack too! Aaron raced to me for a hug and declared, without me asking, "Mama! My first day at school was AWESOME!" thank heavens!
***addition from waiting at the bus stop for Aaron the second day as well***
Adelynn was so excited to see Aaron.
"MAMA! I did AWESOME! IT was the best day of my life! Want to hear about it?!"
Yes kiddo, I want to hear about this day, and every day after!

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