Last night I told him he would have to go to bed nice and early so that he would get a good night sleep. After we read a few books the boys had a bit of a debate about school.
E: I get to go to school tomorrow and you don't.
B: I go in two weeks AND I get to stay all day.
E: I get to go paint and play TOMORROW. But I don't sing songs.
I enjoyed some extended snuggle time with Evan when he woke up this morning. I think he was starting to feel a little nervous and I was thrilled to be able to curl up on the couch with him for a few minutes before he headed out to become a big kid in school. It didn't last long though because he needed to eat, get dressed, get his back pack and go! It was pretty early so he played while I showered and when I was ready we headed outside to take his very first "first day of school" pictures.
Smiling for his teacher
I'm so proud of my little man. He's come so far this summer and it's his turn to make some new friends and join the great world of education. It's a bittersweet day for me, but a wonderful beginning for him. Today he starts a new chapter in his life. I pray that it's filled with fun, learning, friendship and joy.
I suppose it's important to note that when we arrived at school, he put away his things, went out to the sandbox and barely said good-bye. I'm assuming that's a good sign of a successful transition. Way to go Evan!