My firstborn started kindergarten last week; it was hard on his momma. Other than me trying to figure out how to home-school him 3 days a week (that's a different post for a different time!), I'm very thankful that he's only gone to school for 2 days of the week.
The first morning of school, he woke up quite melancholy and resistant to the fact that he was having to go to school. However, once he got his uniform shirt, his belt (which he's been dying to wear), and his khaki shorts on, he was in a fantastic mood. Getting him to stand still long enough to get a picture was virtually impossible!
Some of Ethan's best friends are going to school with him, and it was absolutely perfect that all 4 families arrived at almost the same time to walk in together. Watching the boys together made us parents say several prayers for their teachers and the staff...
The first day went well for everyone, but I think Ethan was exhausted when I picked him up. The first thing he said when he got in the car was, "That was the longest I have ever spent anywhere!" His favorite part of the day was recess, big surprise, and he told his grandma that he didn't like anything else about it. I don't think that feeling last long, though, because he was very excited to go to school after a day at home.