My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Monday, August 24, 2009

and they're off...........

yup, did the deed.

took Mr Big Stuff to Kindergarten. sigh, where the time go??

Here's the highlights.

1) I thought some celebrity was walking in the doors and kept looking for the red carpet!! Turned out it was the Parent Papparazzi!! good grief.

2) thank God that the boy will be riding the (sp ed) bus from now on!! What a traffic NIGHTMARE!! (and that's with the cop directing traffic!)

3) How is it sooooo many parents didn't register their kids for Kinder BEFORE it's time to start the first day of school??? (those poor office workers!)

4) little bathrooms connected to the kinder classroom is a GOOD IDEA!! (I'm impressed)

5) what's with the tears? All these kids were bawling...and the parents kept hanging around!... Maybe it's the autism, maybe it's just him....but my kid has NEVER cried at being left at school. His first day of preschool I was lucky to get him to tell me was no different. ("okay momma, bye bye, I wanna color!")

6) the house is SILENT! and I'm ALONE (Daddy took the other two out) YIPPEEEEEEEE!!

7) I'll add a pic of the boy getting off the schoolbus to this post this afternoon :-) (at least I wasn't trying to get the teacher to pose with him in the middle of her trying to check in each kid!)

you can see his bus driver and the aide helping him down.....he's soo excited and had a great day!


Linda said...

I think the parents hanging around and taking all the pictures and making a big production out of it is what sets so many of the kids off. Glad to hear that your son thought of it as more of an adventure and a good chance to color!

Stephanie D. said...

Well, I didn't take pics of DD at her kindergarten or with her new teacher, but I used to get a photo of her each year before leaving for school the first day. It's fun to see how much they grow from year to year.

And hurray for no traffic!

Sonshine has the right idea--get the good crayons and have at it!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Congratulations BIG GUY!!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Glad your young'un had a good day at school. Hope there's many more to follow. xoxoxo

Linda said...

He looks pretty durned confident to me!!

Adrienne said...

I was like Sonshine - never a backward glance. And I was only four when I started school.

All your kids look pretty dang confident and happy. Comes from having a strong Daddy... (not that you don't do your share, too)

diana said...

woo-hoo!! sounds like a great start to the school year. i don't remember much crying, but there has always been the parent papparazzi around when my kids started a new year.