Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kindergarten

The last couple of days have been crazy with my son starting kindergarten and getting packed for Hood to Coast. I have cried at least twice. I can't believe my son is old enough to go to school already.
There was an open house Monday night, so we went down and met his teacher, saw his classroom and dropped off all the kleenexes, sani wipes, and glue sticks. He found his name tag on a desk and picked out a Spiderman folder from all the ones his teacher had set out for the kids.
All the way home he kept talking about things he was nervous about and what to do in certain situations. He was riding the bus to school in the morning but since we forgot to bring his nap blanket and gym shoes, I agreed to meet him down at the school and make sure he was doing all right.
My husband hadn't been able to go to the open house due to a fire so he went with us in the morning and by the time we got to the school, Cade had been dropped off the bus and he was out playing on the playground with his cousin.
He left after the bell rang and was happily in his classroom. When he got off the bus int he afternoon, he was excited to go back and to it again the next day. I loved sitting and talking with him all about his day and looking over his papers.
His sister on the other hand was very emotional about her brother going to kindergarten, maybe she was watching me a little bit too much, SO we went to town and had a little retail therapy and got our hair trimmed.
This morning I got up and was feeling ANTSY! I got ready to go for a run and for some reason I decided to drink a glass of Emergen-C two seconds before walking out the door.. not smart. All the fizzy gave me heart burn and made me want to throw up. I ran for two miles then watered my flowers and rested for awhile then headed back out. Gah! My run was just not good. Lesson learned.
Now I am enroute to Portland. !!
Packing was hard, I thought I had everything I needed, but I kept thinking of things and I had a last minute packing panic in which I tried to throw everything in my bag, luckily I came to my senses and kept it pretty sensible. I hope.
My daughter let me take her pillow pet along to keep me company.

and this little guy is still doing good too

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21 comments:

  1. Oh I am so not ready for my girl to go to school. She's only going to preschool a few days a week but I cry every time I think about it!!! Good luck to you this weekend!! Have a blast!!!!

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  2. Have so much fun at HTC!

    That's awesome that your son is loving school!

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  3. Kindergartners are the coolest people on the planet! Trust me, you'll LOVE this age. So glad he is diggin school.
    Have fun at HTC!! So jealous!

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  4. I cried when I dropped my boys off for their very first day of school. But, it is so exciting too:) Have fun at HTC and good luck! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  5. The transition has been much harder for me than it was for Avery! She is having a blast and I am all nervous! So fun that he loves it and is open about talking!

    Good luck at HTC that is awesome!!

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  6. I've only teared up once, when Will's teacher gave me this really sweet note about how she knew she was taking my baby, and that she would take good care of him and shepherd his learning etc. etc. Other than that, it's been really fun for all of us so far, although the long days and prompt start time have been an adjustment. I agree with what Missy says--kindergartners are wonderful people. The stories they are coming home with are hilarious.

    Enjoy! And GOOD LUCK in your relay!

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  7. Oh, you're, like, The Kitten Whisperer! Look at Rocky with his eyes open. Good job caring for him. :)
    I've been through 2 of my guys starting school, now, but the 3rd (and last) was the hardest for me, this week. Sounds like you all survived, though. Being focused on HTC probably didn't hurt, either.

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  8. Oh I feel your pain! We started Kindergarten too and it was pretty emotional! Good luck on Hood to Coast and I can't wait to hear about that incredible journey!

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  9. Kitty!!! just saying....lol

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  10. Good luck at Hoot to Coast! Can't wait to hear about it!!

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  11. Have an awesome time in OR...

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  12. Good luck at HTC!!! I know you are going to have a blast!

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  13. They grow up far too fast!!!! Enjoy Hood To Coast!

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  14. Well, if you have a pillow pet, what more could you need?? :)

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  15. Kindergarten...the best year ever!!!!

    Have fun this weekend! i can't wait to hear all aout it! maybe one year I will join in ;)

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  16. You think you're crying now, just wait until he hits a graduation year! When my oldest graduated grade 8 I was a mess for the month of June. That's the part of having kids that I don't like. Them growing up! LOL Enjoy this amazing age! All the best to you at HTC! I hope that you have a great time!

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  17. I cried when my mom left me on my first day of school (ever) at kindergarten. I was worried that without me, she won't know the way home. :) I am a natural worrier.

    I love that pillow pet. Isn't that just sweet? It melts me heart when I see how little kids give up their favorite stuff for people they love.

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  18. It was hard when both ours went to K (2nd and 3rd, now). Having an amazing K teacher helped!! That's awesome about the pillow pet! I can't wait to hear about HtC!!!

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  19. Have a great experience with Hood to Coast. We signed up but didn't get in. I run the BFE 60 Mile Relay here in Hastings, Nebraska tomorrow.

    Enjoy every moment and milestone with your children, they grow up much to quickly! My baby is a Sophomore at UNL. It also just seems like yesterday that we adopted Little "B", he was 4 and 1/2, he is now 13 1/2

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  20. Can't wait to hear about your HTC experience!!!! Also, I have a kindergartener starting next week, & I get teary every time I think about it.

    Which van were you in? I was runner 1, and the first leg was crazy hard, but I got to run in downtown Portland (gorgeous!) & finish first. ;-)

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  21. I know how you feel, Sophis started all day kindergarten. She absolutely loved it for the first two weeks, then refused to grt on the bus for an entire week. She decided it was too long, boring and her back hurt from sitting so long. Very dramatic but now she's fine, as long as she can walk our puppy to the bus stop...whatever it takes.

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