Sunday, August 26, 2012

the real deal- a kindergartner.

 The bus shows up at 7:40!!  that is going to be cold and dark come January.  Zeb complained he was cold on this morning- and it's August still!
we tromped out to the stop (luckily just at the end of the culdesac) bright and early to send Zeb on his way for the first day!!   He was so excited for the bus.  Here's his face when he spotted it. In the cute little 'kindergartner' shirts they have to wear the first few days!
There were two other boys at the stop with us- and I asked if they'd help him on the bus and make sure he didn't get too scared!  When he got on- he ended up sitting right between them (3 to the seat).  He was so excited and so nervous at the same time he didn't know what to do with himself.

I made him say goodbye to Ike and this is what happened.  Zeb never gives kisses- and I can't believe Ike allowed this.  I think they were actually both nervous about the morning's events.

 Once Zeb got on the bus- we followed it to school :)
 At the school we gathered in the gym where they had all of the kindergartners meet with their teachers/classes.  They brought them all directly from the bus but Zeb was missing! I got nervous thinking he'd gotten lost or never made it off the bus- so I went searching.  I found him in the cafeteria sitting at a table eating his lunch!!  He saw kids eating breakfast and just assumed it was time to eat lunch!  It was terribly cute.  He was so nervous and just trying so hard to do what everyone else around him was doing!

I helped him gather up his turkey and goldfish and we hurried to the gym. I got a picture with his teacher, Mrs. Violet.  Such a perfect name for a kindergarten teacher.    Being the terrible parents that we are- we showed Zeb the movie Matilda the week of school.  So first off- he asked Mrs. Violet if the principal had a "chokey" where he put bad kids.  To his relief- there is no chokey.
 Lined up and ready to go!  He's one of the shorter in his class- but he's probably one of the youngest, too.  Kent and I considered waiting a year to start kindergarten but decided this was the year for him.
 All set in his desk and ready to go!  Apparently the first day was great.  His bus came home seven minutes EARLY so I missed him getting off ( I saw the bus pull up as we were running to the stop!!).  It made him a littler nervous- but luckily some parents who had been there that morning pointed me out to him!
I got to chat with both his teacher and my friend and they said he had a great fist day!  He almost fell asleep a few times while doing  their craft, though!  we are definitely having to work back into an early bed time!  The full day is a long six hours for little five year olds! and he didn't eat his lunch. He told me his stomach felt full.  Just like Kent!  can't eat when he's nervous or stressed!!  good thing he ate half his lunch before class started :)

12 comments:

Jill Lau said...

So cute that he was nervous and didn't want to each his lunch. It is a long day for these kids....Matthew seems really tired but I assume they will get used to it.

nye.jessica@gmail.com said...

Oh what a great summary of his first day. Almost cried with cuteness about the lunch story.

yaya said...

To cute..I can't believe he's already in school! I know he'll have a great year and will do fine. Congrats on the first day jitters being over...I did laugh about his eating lunch with the breakfast kiddos! The best part is that pic of him giving Ike a kiss goodbye..priceless!

Motivated Mama said...

Oh, that pic of him kissing his brother! And I love the opening photo too! :) What a great post.

Jodee Luke said...

Aw, this post is so cute it hurts! I'm pretty convinced I'd like your boys in person:)

Justin and Jules said...

Oh Zeb, he is so cute! That's funny about pulling out his lunch early! We start in the morning and I keep asking if he is nervous, nope, Cohen is crazy excited. I just want him to miss me a little!

Michelle said...

I pretty much cried through this whole post! Good grief. Kindergarten is very emotional. haha! Zeb is seriously the cutest ever. I'm so proud of him!! He is just gonna be the teacher's favorite. :)

M- your favorite said...

I also cried through the whole post! Love that boy to death!!! How did you do with Zeb gone? Or Ike?

Good Job Zeb!!!

Annie O said...

AND I cried through the whole post. I love the picture of Zeb kissing Ike--so sweet and such sweet boys. Can't wait to hear all about life at school for Zeb and life for Ike without Zeb.

Pam Dahl said...

I love that you showed Zeb the movie Matilda! thats one of our family favoites, so many great lines from it are repeated around our house. Love the pics, your kids are adorable!

dockters said...

I loved every single bit of this!! He looks so dang cute. Hope this week goes well!


Oh and 7:40 is crazy EARLY!!! I struggle to get Sam to bus by 8:20!

HowellAZ said...

LOVE the forehead kiss! The most adorable picture ever!