As you are reading this, my baby is at school. He has gotten on the bus with his lunch packed, teeth brushed, and brand new back pack. Fingers crossed that he has found his classroom and is already having fun.
How did we get here? Seriously. The last 5 years have just slipped by, and I don’t know that I’m handling this transition all too well. I’ve been in a funk for the last couple weeks, and I wonder if deep down this is the reason.
But, enough about me….let’s talk about last night!
It was our chance to see my son’s classroom, bring in all his supplies, get his picture taken, and most importantly, meet his teacher and teaching assistants.
The school gave a window of time to do all this. Pictures were taken between 2 pm and 6 pm, and teachers were available from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. My husband decided to get off work early, and we planned on arriving by 4 pm. We figured we’d miss the big rush at the beginning.
When we arrived, the parking lot was pretty crazy. Cars parked in the grass, and people either in a rush to get in or get out. I was glad my husband was driving, and he was calm. He found us a spot pretty quick, and we headed in.
We decided to head in to get the picture done right away. My son seemed a little freaked out because there were a ton of people everywhere, and very little direction. Luckily, I had pre-ordered our pictures, so we only had to wait a couple of minutes, then the picture was done. Phew.
Next, time to find the classroom and meet his teacher. I had a whole bag full of his supplies to drop off. Luckily, they had signs and we found his classroom pretty quickly. He even has his own locker! So crazy how times have changed. I think we had a cubby hole when I was in kindergarten.
He was pretty shy meeting his teacher, but she seemed super nice. They also have two assistants, which is great. All three women were great and tried to make everyone feel welcome.
We found his mailbox, put away his nap mat, wrestled with the locker shelf, and then practiced opening and closing the locker a couple of times. We went and looked around the school a little, but then my son was ready to go. In all fairness, it was extremely hot, and there were a lot of people. I think it was a little overwhelming. I know it was to me.
Once we got home, we had dinner, got the twins to bed, and then it was time to prepare for tomorrow. I got all his lunch supplies ready, laid out his outfit, and his back pack is set.
All that’s left is getting a good night’s sleep. I’m not sure if that will happen because I know my son is super excited, and I’m super anxious.
Wish us luck!