Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Last First Day

No tears on the first day for this guy. Monday morning Nathan hopped out of bed, slipped his backpack onto his little body, grabbed his expertly packed Toy Story lunchbox, and retreated to the backyard for a photo op. Mom, if I smile just one time, can we please go to school?!

It was Nathan's first day of preschool. Real preschool. The final year to prepare for kindergarden. And he was ready. We attended his open house last week and he had a blast. He was happy to talk to his teacher, reconnect with friends, and explore the centers, stocked with everything from moon sand to puppets. Then he shopped the Wal-Mart aisles with a smile on his face, picking a fresh box of crayons and a sharp pair of scissors. After day one, he could recite the week's memory verse and tell me the vowel sounds. He shared tales of swinging, Duck, Duck, Goose, balloon animals, and a completely devoured PBJ. He told me he was ready to go back. I've always loved school and I am so proud to see the same seems to be true for Nathan. He had a fantatic last first day of preschool. When the time comes to graduate to a whole new level of learning, I know he will be ready. On the other hand, I'm going to need a little work. :) Welcome back to school, y'all!

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