Today was Henry’s first day of Montessori! He was quite proud to wear his new backpack (never mind that it was empty) and head off for his first day. Sniff, sniff.
Before we hopped into the car this morning I took a few “obligatory” first day of school photos….
Once we were at the school I had to laugh. There were parents with video cameras capturing every second of the “big day” and there were parents taking photos as their children walked into the classroom….and through the windows….and through the doors. One day Henry will thank me for just taking a few photos in front of the house and calling it good.
At school we said our good-bye’s, gave just one last “kiss and a hug” and Henry confidently walked into his new classroom. Charlie and I walked back to the car and headed to Starbucks for a peaceful break. We even made a quick stop at the grocery store. Wow! I had forgotten how easy it is to only have one kid with me when running errands. Charlie even sat in the grocery cart for the first time and I think he liked it!
But needless to say Henry spiced things up the moment we picked him up from his classroom. He made a mad dash down the hallway declaring that he “needed to have some recess” as he ran outside. The funniest part about that comment is that school was only one hour today. We’re slowly working our way up to three and half hours each day. Let’s hope there is some recess thrown somewhere in there for good measure!
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