9.07.2005

kindergarten ... traumatic? not really.


JR and i just dropped off the little guy for his first day of kindergarten. i have mixed feelings, but nothing too overwhelming (more on that in a later post). i think the kid was pretty okay about the whole thing, too. until he saw that we followed him into the classroom ... that's when he got a bit teary-eyed, which in turn made some of the other moms teary-eyed. oops. but he got over it pretty quick, and i know that by the end of the week he'll be totally fine.

the thing with kinder is that it's shorter than preschool. in the last three years, he was in school longer each day than he will be in kinder. that's a problem for me -- it clearly doesn't give me enough "alone time." especially after the girl arrives in november, 3 hours and 50 minutes each day is not going to be enough time to do my thing and some housework. what'a girl to do?

anyway, this morning has not been as emotional as i thought it would be. it's just the start of a new routine that'll last 13 more years (for the boy) and a lot longer for me (what with the girl being 5 years younger).

5 comments:

hobokener said...

Cute picture! What the heck does the kid need such a big backpack for? It's not like he's carrying orgo chem textbooks back and forth. Or maybe he is, since he does math problems in his spare time. Congrats on the new beginning!

hobokener said...

By the way, LOVE the picture-enhanced blogging.

New Teach said...

I hope JSC (that's our little-girl to be) does math problems for fun. But BAC hopes she's a jock. We'll see...

New Teach said...

I quote my husband: "I don't hope she's a jock - I just want to balance out your influence of reading too much".

yucaree said...

i get very similar comments from JR. he says ridiculous things like we have too many books for the boy. too many books?! how can you have too many books????