Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Grade

The first day of school didn't go the way I thought it would have. First of all, K had a big black eye. His brand new shoes were not so brand new anymore. We went up the canyon last night for dinner with some family and friends. He wore all his new stuff and ruined them. He and A also ran into each other resulting with a nasty injury to his cheek bone and eye. He was still a few inches shorter than the other boys, dangit. And I didn't cry like I thought I would have and saw that plenty of other parents were. I did choke up when I saw my friends balling but I have been not looking forward to handing my child to the state for a while now and preparing myself to miss him a lot. He is my first born and I've really enjoyed having him around all the time. It makes me want to be at school with him to just be a part of his day. Well at the end of school I was expecting him to tell me every little detail. Nope. He couldn't, wouldn't, didn't want to tell me very much. I was able to pry some stuff out but I'll just have to get involved somehow.

8 comments:

CUTRER said...

I know how you feel I only got a little choked up when J went to 1st grade. That is a nasty eye my sis call me an told me that her son just got a black eye too. I miss you guys were are almost on our first break in 3 weeks. I am glad that all is going well w/you :)

Carson Calderwood said...

What you mean is you didn't start to cry until you looked over at Chris and noticed him crying...right?

Although the socialistic, teach to the lowest common denominator student in the class, state teaching has many downfalls, we are sooo excited to send Trey back to school. He is much better with the schedule and less time w/ his brothers so that he's excited to see them again when he comes home rather than fighting all day like they do in summer.

Sara C. said...

K sure looks cute. Owen starts school on Tues. I have to say I am looking forward to more of a routine. The twins still have 2 more years until school, and then it is just half day, so I am hoping to start working with them, if I don't go bonkers trying.

What Tri are you guys training for? I am going to try the sprint. There is one in Cache Valley, you know, in June......

Liz and Jake said...

Poor little guy!

I know what you mean by the first day not being like you thought it would be. I am not the Mom who cries when they go to kindergarten but first grade is another story!!

I am missing my kids a ton!! It is way too quiet during the day at home and Alex and I are having to keep ourselves busy to help the day pass. I guess reading my book would help...whatever... don't even ask how I'm doing there!

What am I going to do when all the kids are in school??

BTW my husband recognizes your husband too. He says he is a great guy!

lucy said...

Sara--good Luck with the Twins, I'm sure it'll be a lot of hard work. I've always wanted identical twin girls. Doesn't that sound like fun? I'm doing the same tri I did last year from Alta Canyon. The swim is in the pool to ensure I won't drown!!! The swim is rough for me.

Liz--I hear you! It's been quite an adjustment for me. We've had visitors at my house and now that they're gone, I don't know what to do with myself especially with just 2 kids.

VAgirlinUT said...

Ohh! K may be be shorter, but look how dang handsome he is! He looks adorable with his hair combed like that. And his eye looks better. I was worried it would turn purple.

I know what you mean about handing them over, though. I wonder about G all day. About if he is making friends and how he gets along with the teacher and others. Makes me want to drop in for lunch unexpected...

Jen said...

It never goes quite as you think it will does it? If it is any consolation my kids didn't let me know much about their first day either but of course recess was what they talked about the most!

jkziel said...

aww the first day of school.

I've had serious issues--not crying, but feeling really un-involved.

I feel like I'm not even allowed in the school!