He put on his back-pack and said a loving good-bye to his sister and brother.
And it was time to go.
We were the first ones there, and Mrs. Hammett greeted him happily. He learned where to hang up his his back-pack and where to put his lunch. He inspected the class room and asked lots of questions. Then the next 2 kids arrived and Mrs. Hammett asked him if he could show them where they could put their things, so of course he felt very important and proud to do that. Then he and the kids started playing while the teacher went over paperwork and schedules with the parents and suddenly it was time for me to go.I asked him if it was OK for me to go and he just gave me a big hug and said "Yup. Bye Mom, I love you."
So I left.
And went home where Grace was having a play date with her friend Anna, and her mom and I made a tea party for lunch. We cut the sandwiches into flower shapes and broke out my great-grandmothers china and had "tea with the queen."
With polite conversation, of course, and a study of exactly how to hold your pinkie when drinking a cup of tea.
Noah was practicing his words and has finally learned to say "Hil..DA!"
A feat that amuses him to no end.
And then it was time for me to go pick up Kai. I parked across the street from the school, and he saw me walking over the green and yelled a cheery "Hi mom!" Then he talked as fast as humanly possible for the 5 minute drive home. When we pulled into the driveway and he was getting out of the car he said "MOM! That was SO good. I wanna go, like a BILLION more times!"
Yeah, it worked out just fine.