The day has come that we have a kid in elementary school! Everson's first day of Kindergarten was today. He was excited on and off throughout the summer. This morning came and all seem to go well. We followed him as he marched down the couple blocks to the school. He hung up his backpack, met his teach, put away the school supplies, started playing with the toys and then it was time for Mom and Dad to leave, which led to him crying/sobbing. Two attempts of leaving him in the classroom ended up with Everson running out the door and grabbing onto me. The third and final time I only made it to the door before he caught me. It was time for some tough love, so I told him to stand against the wall and not to follow me, then Todd and I and his brothers left. We could hear him sobbing as we walked down the hall.
A couple friends called a little later in the day to let me know that they saw Everson in his classroom. He was still standing by the door, probably exactly where we had left him, but was no longer crying.
As Everson's bus came to a stop to drop him off I saw a big smile on his face through the window. When off the bus Everson had the face of, I'm trying not to smile so you don't know how much fun I had at school today. He was not forthcoming with information, but did say he liked riding the bus home and his favorite part of the day was when they got to dance around the classroom!
In the big picture holding the sign he does not look excited at all. The small picture holding the sign he told me he was trying not to blink. I tried to get him to look at me while getting off the bus but of course he did not want to lead on that he was having or had any fun!
Even though he had a rough start in his day, we know he eventually gave in and had some fun and he will love his kindergarten year of school!