Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Benjamin's First day of Kindergarten

This kid started Kindergarten! Can you believe it?  Oh, he was so ready! In April 2012 he told me he wished his school was every day (rather than 3 days/week at Little Maroons). Now, in August 2013, he has got his wish!

On his way home from the first day he told me: "Mrs. Rorie is awesome. And I mean it."
"Great! I'm glad you think so! What makes her awesome?"
"Oh. You'll see."
"The only way I'll see is if you tell me."
"Well, it's in my backpack..."
He never did explain what exactly was supposed to be proof of her awesomeness, though we did go through his backpack shortly thereafter.

Today they had music, where they played drums. They also did a fire drill. "But it was just practice." He said, "what does drill mean?"

Yesterday he bought hot lunch for the first time -- it was pizza day. :) "Do you know you don't have to pack your lunch mom?" He told me after his first cafeteria experience.

For those of you who are wondering, I did not cry after dropping him off. I mean, seriously, this was such a happy occasion for him. (And, I'm not going to lie, it was a happy occasion for me, too.) I ended up clasping my hands in front of me and squeezing them together, saying "Oh!" from the excitement and nervousness. Those of you who know Benjamin well now know where he gets his excited hands from.

Yay, Kindergarten!


Cami said...

What a boy! What a Mom! xoxo

Ashlee said...

What a handsome boy! That's such an exciting first step!!!