Monday, August 11, 2008

We did it . . . the big day

After having him at home with me for 5 years and 10 months, I dropped my firstborn off at school today. I expected tears . . . from both him and me . . . but to my surprise and delight, neither of us cried. He was nervous. I took pictures, but he did not want to look at the camera. We got there about 15 minutes before the start of school so that he could meet and play with other kids in the class. There were a couple of girls playing with a globe, a couple of boys playing with some type of connecting buildng toy, and another boy playing with blocks. After clinging to me for a few minute, he said he wanted to go play blocks. We (David and me - he's such a great dad he went to work a little late so he could come with us for the first day) said great and took that as our cue to go.

The pics are not great. This is Josh's nervous side, refusing to look at the camera and unable quite to form a smile. But, he wasn't crying!

Daddy and Joshua before we left:

Mommy and Josh arriving at school:

Walking into school:

Josh at the sign outside of his classroom:

Josh at his seat at his table (he sort of looks like he's crying, but he's not):

1 comment:

Kristen said...

What a cutie patootie. Hope his first day was a good one. Love the pic of the two of you.