Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Well, the day has arrived! Max started kindergarten this morning. When he woke up he told me he was really excited and a little bit nervous. I told him I felt the same way and he smiled, comforted by the fact that he wasn't alone in his emotions. I didn't mention that I'd had a terrible time sleeping last night, had anxiety dreams when I did sleep and sort of felt like I was going to throw up when I woke up this morning and realized I actually had to let him go. No need for dramatics, right?

Here he is just before heading out to the bus stop. He looks so big and so little at the same time!

And here he is at the bus stop, looking at me like 'Why exactly are we standing out in the rain?'

The big first climb up into the bus! He did great. He didn't even hesistate to get on. I think it's from all the times we walked his cousin, Blake, to his bus stop last year. He knew just what to do.

That's right, we followed the bus, all 4 of us, in our minivan, stop after stop.

A big jump off the bus when he arrived:

I can always tell he's getting nervous when he starts to play with his hair:

Walking to class, telling Daddy about the "huge" library with "a million" books:

Here we are at Mrs. Gourdulan's class!

Max at his desk:

The whole family. Mark and I disguise our nervousness quite well, don't you think?

Looking forward to a great year at Jane Addams!!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Elliot started Kindergarten this year too! Its nice to know that I wasn't the only one that stayed up all night anxiety ridden and nauseous :)