Tuesday, September 04, 2007

We have a Kindergartener!

Our boy started Kindergarten today.

He was so excited and happy this morning. Wife put him on the bus. His bus trip was outstanding. Baby Sister and I met him at the school so we were there when he got off (and so was Wife by then). He was happy, excited - we lined up to go into his classroom, and it all fell apart. He did not want to go inside. We finally got him in....he did not want to stay and did not want us to leave. There was quiet drama. We finally had to leave, and he was in quiet tears. All of our hearts were broken. Wife and I stressed for the next 2 1/2 hours, wondering how it was going, and why, after such great day camp prep experiences this morning went so terribly wrong.

Wife went to pick him up in time for his 12:05 release - and guess what? He LOVED it, and can't wait to go back tomorrow! I talked to him on the phone and asked what he did. He very excitedly told me he had a snack! How funny - the snack was what he was most excited about, and it was just cereal. What a huge relief. Looks like we are successfully heading into this new phase of all of our lives.

Happy Kindergarten, Son!


Monique said...

Hi Dakota,

I totally relate to your anxiety about the first day of K.

I just put my last little one into pre-K two weeks ago and even though I have gone through it twice before it wasn't easy.

It gets better day by day. I'm positive he will be fine, and so will you and mom.

Congrats, on the big K.

Lynilu said...

Oh, kids! It is so hard to do these separation pieces of life, isn't it? I still have trouble with it sometimes. And I'm old as dirt!!!