Friday, August 29, 2008


Today was Aiden's first day of Kindergarten. Mommy managed to get through it with minimal tears. He was a champ.

He's always been a little on the shy side in new situations. When we dropped him off at preschool his first day, he was reluctant to play with the kids or talk to the teachers. His teacher had a meeting with us half way through the year b/c he wouldn't speak up in class, he would participate...but was very quiet and almost too laid back. Gets that from his mama, I'm afraid.

So he wakes up this morning at 7am, crawls in to bed with me and proceeds to tell me that we're going to be late and I need to get up. Um, school doesn't start until 11:30 and the baby is still sleeping...go downstairs :)

When we get to the school I'm a little nervous myself. How does drop off/pick up work? Is he dressed okay? Will he make friends? Will he like his teacher? Will I like his teacher? Have we taught him enough? Will he be ahead or behind the other kids? I mean seriously, it's a lot of pressure! Well we go in and everyone is super nice and Aiden plops himself down next to our friends little boy, who happens to be in his class, and starts telling the office lady all about his hulk back pack and how he's starting Kindergarten.
I'm staring at him in disbelief, where did my shy little preschooler go? When did he turn in to such a chatter box? I guess my first clue should have been last week when he hugged a lady in the battery aisle at Target...but I digress.

He was fine, he got in line and walked down the hall to find his hook without so much as a glance back at me. He happily gave me a hug and kiss, let mommy take ONE MORE PICTURE...and was on his way.

I got in my car and cried...where did the last 5.5 years go? When did he turn in to such a little boy? Actually, such a big boy? I look at Ian and realize that these baby days really are gone in the blink of an eye.

When Aiden came home he told me he liked his teacher, they have a guinea pig named Riley...and he has 2 cousins named Riley "It's just a Riley party". They also have a a "little puter" with a farm game with "a cow and milk and stuff". He asked me why "that little boy" likes playing with him so much but his cousins don't. That made me a little sad.
By the time we got in the door a little before 3, he announced that he was just so tired and needed to take a rest. He slept for over 2 hours. Hmmm, maybe this whole Kindergarten thing isn't so bad after all :)

And on the important stuff...:)

Getting dressed

A glimpse in to my future "really mom"

The "pack pack" he was so excited about

With his baby brother

Mommy trying to take a picture of the two of us, only she didn't realize that the camera was still zoomed in

His hook

1 comment:

Karol said...

I can't believe how much he has grown. He finally is coming out of his little shell! It brought tears to my eyes to feel you go through what I did last year. He's going to great things, I know it.

Love you!