Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Can you believe that today was the first day of kindergarten? (Heck, I haven't even caught up with the summer)

What does Harrison do on his first day?
Wakes up at 5:30 this morning.



When I went into his room expecting the usual - him warmly snuggled in his Big Blue Blanket, asking me to lay down and cuddle with him - I found him draped across his rocking chair, half dressed with the bedside lamp on; he looked up and said, "I'm going to school today!" {not until we all get a little more sleep...}
Within minutes, he was snuggled between us in our bed for another couple hours of needed sleep.

At 8:15, we all walked to school together, holding hands and greeting other families also walking to school.

Suddenly I was having a Mayberry moment.
And it felt so right.

 He was slightly pensive at first.
 But Daddy reassured him of the fun he will have in Kindergarten.
Then off he went to meet new friends
(I stayed with him for the first day)

And just for good measure, he finished the day with his first school injury. A elbow scrape from the "high top"... "I didn't cry." he announced.  In case you (or we) were wondering.

 That's my boy!


HipMomma said...

OH, so love his enthusiasm. Go, Harrison!

Jen said...

He looks terrified in that first photo. I am glad everything went well. He is so brave!!

Christina said...

what a big day for the big boy! He looks so heart-tuggingly apprehensive in that first pic, despite his wonderful enthusiasm. But any day that ends with a battle scar is a good day for a little boy. ;o)