Tuesday, September 7, 2010
First Day of First Grade
But the big day came. Although I've been dreading school, I've been careful about what I say because he also has been dreading it. He's a fantastic student and makes friends easily, so there's no big issue holding him back. Except he worries about all sorts of scenarios -- none of which are very likely. Needless to say, he's been a little nervous the past few weeks. G gave him a blessing last night (after we rolled into town from Utah at 10:00 PM). This morning he told G that he was nervous until the blessing and after that he was excited.
I took him to school and then he returned home on the bus. He reported a great day and loved recess, lunch, when the teacher read 2 books, and when he found a Magic Treehouse book about Halloween that he hadn't yet read. Those were the best parts of his day -- in that order. The saddest part of his day? When he talked on the "rug" to his best friend and had to go sit on his desk with his head down. Poor kid was humiliated, so hopefully that was a good lesson. Trouble is, he has several close friends in his class, so I doubt that will be the last time talking on the rug happens.
As for me and Sambo-we managed OK. I kept busy canning pears and tomatoes. And Sambo hung on my legs and messed up the house worse than it already was. I wonder how many months til that kid learns to play with toys on his own.
I'd complain about him not being able to play on his own, but I've learned through sad experience that time passes too quickly and soon he'll be heading off to school too. So in the meantime I'll enjoy the company.