Sunday, September 29, 2013


Ryan's first day of school was a few weeks ago.  I was a mess the days and weeks leading up to the start of elementary school, but now that we are a few weeks in, I am ok with it.  In some ways I am super happy that he only has school half of the day (granted, the time isn't the most convenient thing ever).  I think 3 hours is a little short for Kindergarten but I am glad that he isn't gone the entire day just yet either.  

Those of you that really know Ryan know that he isn't exactly the best at filling in all of the details of his days at school.  Most of the time I am lucky to find out what he had for snack and if he played with anything cool.  Here are all the details my 5 year old gave me about his first day of school. 

He rode the bus to school.  Riding the bus was the most fun part of his day.  He sat with two of his friends that live across the street from us.  When the bus got to school they waited outside with their teachers until everyone arrived and then went inside the building.  Their backpacks go under their desk.  The first thing they did was sit down at a table and cut out bears.  Then he found out that he was the "Honey Bear" for the day.  That means he is the line leader.  At some point they have to choose if they want chocolate milk or plain for their snack.  Ryan chose plain (we asked him to choose plain every day except Friday and shockingly he has done exactly that --- even though most of his classmates have chocolate every day).  He opened his milk all by himself.  It was good.  Then they went outside for recess and played with chalk, balls and hopscotch.  They weren't allowed to kick the balls though but he didn't know why.  His teacher honks a bear horn to signal the end of recess.  At the end of the day a voice comes out of the speaker in his class.  The teacher walked him to his car and his day was done.  

The first thing out of Ryan's mouth when he got in the car was "Mommy, I am starving!!!"  I guess that is the drawback of afternoon kindergarten.  Ryan also made a friend the first day of school, Chase.  

Ryan's first day of Kindergarten -- September 3, 2013.  He wants to be a fireman when he grows up.  

I totally expected to be a sobbing mess when the bus drove away for the very first time with my baby on it.  I was not expecting O and E to immediately burst into tears.  They provided just enough distraction for me to not shed a single tear.  For the record, they were more upset that THEY didn't get to ride the bus too rather than being upset that Ryan was gone.  The three hours Ryan was at school seemed to drag on forever that day.  I could not stop wondering what he was doing the entire day. 

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