First Day of School!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

First Day of School!

the first day of school has come and gone.
by now stella is on her third day and henry has just finished his second.
stella of course goes every day and henry goes tuesdays and thursdays.
so let's talk about how the first day went.
everyone was up early and ate some breakfast and things were going good.
happy, smiling, cooperating.
things were going great.
everyone took their pictures - henry was even being goofy.
which was a great sign.
even managed to get a few good shots.
but i think the nervous hands on henry should have been a sign.
about five minutes later i said the words "let's go to school!" and henry froze.
yes buddy, let's go.
and then tears.
lots and lots of tears.
we made it to his school and he didn't want to get out of the car.
i had to carry him.
and then i made him walk in.
teachers were like "good morning, henry!"  and he just did all he could to hold it together.
we got in the room and we took his book bag to his cubby.
and then led him over to play where he knew it was coming.
mommy was going to leave.
and the tears were a flowing.
and i have to admit - i started to cry too.
he had enough in him to pull out that fake smile and his awesome teacher got him to focus on playing with the other boys.
yeah the nine of them that are in his class.
and only four girls.
that poor teacher.
we managed to scoot out.
i have to admit i was drying up my tears.
it was HARD!
stella on the other hand was over by the door taping her foot ready to go.
i am pretty sure if we would have waited any longer she would have spoken up.
something like "henry, you are fine,  i am going to be late for school."
not even kidding.
so we said our goodbyes and headed to sissy's school.
and just to be expected.
she remembered where her room was, where her locker was and it was just like that.
she was ready to be a kindergartner.
she let me get a picture with her and her teacher, give her a hug and a kiss and that was it.
jon and i headed off to breakfast where i drowned my sorrows in coffee.
it was 11:00 before i knew it and we headed to pick up henry.
he was SO excited to see me and told me right away that he had a great day!
he told me all about it, they had fruit loops, sang head, shoulders, knees and toes really fast, and got to run in the gym and get sweaty.
i would call that a good day too buddy.
and then he told me - i won't cry the next time.
proud momma.
we all met papa for lunch at mcdonald's to celebrate.
and then enjoyed some swimming.
before we knew it it was time to pick up sissy.
i am SO proud of both of them!!

i am happy to report henry walked right in to school today and didn't shed a tear.
handled it like a pro.
and of course, so did stella.

here's to a great school year!


sblind2 said...

AWE - I teared up reading this .... Good Job Henry! Mom said he was chatting it up with her during snack time

Anonymous said...

Aww Henry!! That made me tear up. Sounds like he was trying to be so strong with fake smiles and all, but he knew he would miss him momma. Have you seen that video of the news reporter asking the little boy if he was excited for school? haha I thought of that video when I read this. I've got a momma's boy on my hands also and I'm ok with that :)

Shannon Snodgrass said...

Aww Henry, that definetly tugged on my heart strings. Such a sweet-hearted little guy!

Victoria told me this week that she wants to go everyday. "I love school so much, mom." Say what? I'm not ready for that, lol. She even told her teacher who then told me she could when the new semester starts. Ummm, didn't you hear me? I'm not ready for that. Please stop growing up so fast!!!!!

Stella is going to rule the world!!! :-)

Have a great weekend!

Amanda aka Manda said...

They are just the cutest! So glad they had a great first day of school!