Chandler Fam

Chandler Fam

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First day of Kindergarten!!!

My oldest started kindergarten last week! That is a big day in the world of mommies. That morning we were of course arguing over why he should wear a "handsome shirt". I took him outside hoping to grab a couple photos even if he was wearing a grumpy face and was surprised to find a school bus parked in front of our house! I was planning to drive him and then have him take a bus home. Long story short, it ended up being a mistake and I now drive him every day, but the bus ride made all the difference in his attitude that day. I took one quick picture, gave him a kiss and told him I'd meet him at the school. Wesley came to the doorway just in time to see that "Deeya" got to ride a bus and he didn't, and I wasn't prepared to say goodbye so fast, so the two of us both cried a little as the bus pulled away from our house. We hopped in the car and hurried to beat the bus to the school. It was pretty fun to see the big bus pull up and my little Dillon's head peeking out the first row window (look close).
As he opened the door, the bus driver said, "Your parents have got their cameras, so smile!" Dillon put on quite the show, taking each step very slowing and stopping on each one to flash a handsome smile.
He was beaming! So proud he'd just ridden the big bus all by himself!
I snapped a few pictures on his way into the classroom...
...and he just kept smiling the whole way. What an awesome kid!
He sat right down and scooted his seat close to the table, looking very attentive.
I was proud of my big boy. They shoved the parents out of the classroom pretty quickly but they had an open house with cookies, etc. to help us cope with the emotions of the day. One mom was really having a rough time and I have to admit, I had a lump in my throat the whole time.
My biggest worry was him coming home on the bus with the big kids, but our awesome 9-year-old neighbor, met Dillon AT HIS CLASSROOM and escorted him all the way to the buses and even let him sit in the back of the bus with the cool kids so they could bounce really high when they crossed the train tracks! Dillon came off the bus just as excited as he'd been at the start of his adventure. Wesley was so excited to see Dillon get off the bus in front of our house. He clapped and yelled, "Yeah, Deeya! Good job Deeya!"
I've encouraged Dillon to meet one new friend every day and I think he's doing a pretty good job. Plus, he's already really excited about some of the things he's learned about--the solar system and termites! I think it's going to be a great year.
They had an ice cream social to welcome everyone back to school and I was thrilled that Dillon was running around with some kids from his class. They also had a big firetruck there for the kids to climb up into. The boys loved it.
My boys are growing up fast. I'm trying to enjoy the ride and not let their recent arguing get under my skin too much. They really are great boys and I'm so happy to be their mom. Congratulations Dillon--you're a big Kindergartner!

1 comment:

Noy said...

i couldn't help but have a lump in my throat from reading this. They sure grow up fast don't they? Cherish it!