Kindergarten, we have arrived

Angry Kid started preschool when he was two years old, yes it was mostly daycare in those days.  My son thrives on structure and it was better for him to be in a school-style environment.  Within this structure, he had a schedule that he followed everyday.  The day started off with us nagging him to wake-up.  We then got him dressed and drove him there.  When he got to school, they fed him breakfast.

When he started camp at the beginning of August, they also fed him breakfast.  We made his lunch for the first time ever, but they handled lunch and breakfast. Today, well that was hard to explain to the kid.  He got dressed (with a small fight), and ready for school.  I asked him what he wanted for breakfast and he said “nothing”.  I advised him that they would not be serving breakfast at school.  He then replied that he would like “blueberry pancakes”. Who is this kid? Does he not realize whom his mother is? I replied that we had one frozen waffle, if he wanted it.  He agreed.  His other choices were cereal and some other nonsense.  He told Angry Husband that he would like blueberry pancakes tomorrow, though.

1st Day of Kindergarten 2010

But we made it out the front door in time to walk to school.  Yes, we live close enough to walk.  Please ignore the twisted garden hose in the background of this photo.  It is a hose, not a snake.  Although the photo would be quite awesome if it was a snake.  The sun was blaring in the kid’s eyes, hence the squinting.  The hair is a tad short, new barber.  He looks like he is ready for the Drill Sergeants at Boot Camp, or something, right?

Angry Kid and Angry Julie, what a pair!

I even got Angry Kid to take a photo with me.  He was not happy.  Angry Husband bribed him with something to make him smile, whatever I got my picture with him. I’m usually the one taking the pictures, so this is quite rare, almost like a unicorn picture.

Well, after the little photo shoot, we headed to school.  We were old fashioned and stuff, we walked.  Angry Kid was yelping and whining the entire way about his legs falling apart or something.  And then he saw the line of cars…the traffic…the drop off lanes..the insanity.  I think he instantly understood why we were walking there.

We waited for the classroom to be open, while I checked everyone out.  I got a compliment on my necklace by another mom, she knew it was a Lisa Leonard necklace, because she had seen it on a BLOG.  I think I mumbled something about, “Lisa is my friend and she gave me this awesome necklace or something.” Because the wheels in my head were turning. I had an “oh crap, people read blogs, moment mentally”.

A few minutes later, Angry Husband gave me the look, and we started walking home.  I told him about the necklace.  He advised me to keep my mouth shut about “said blog” because once you tell one person, they tell another.  I actually agreed with my husband, for once.

We headed to breakfast after that, and then it was time to go get Angry Kid.  He has half day kindergarten, which ends so fast.  Angry Kid had a great day, and made some new friends.

I got home and opened his backpack, looking for paperwork. Yep, there was a thick folder of papers.  I think there should have been a note on the front of it that said, “before opening, please grab your calendar and checkbook”. Seriously, so many events and places to donate.

Tonight, I will be shopping for ingredients to make blueberry pancakes, because that is what the boss requested for breakfast tomorrow.

20 comments
Amy
Amy

Is he still loving kindergarten? two weeks in and attitudes sometimes change :) love the picture of the two of you.

Camille ~ Make It Work Mom
Camille ~ Make It Work Mom

How did I miss this? My oldest started Kindergarten the day before! Her request was waffles (thank goodness no blueberries were involved)! These 5 year olds and their syrup, man! What a cutie your little guy is!

Rachel S.
Rachel S.

Fun post..."unicorn" comment had me cracking up. I feel the same way, I never make it into the pics. Love the idea of tying out a sign that reads, "First Day of...". I'm totally stealing that. One of my guys starts preschool tomorrow. Guess I better get that printer working!

Amanda
Amanda

I think he looks cute! Of course my kids can be seen sporting similar haircuts when it's still hot because their hair is too thick. Hint: The first day needing of the calendar and checkbook when filling out the paperwork Angry Kid brings home is EVERY year from now on. (at least through 4th grade. That's what grade we're up to) You're such a nice mom to make blueberry pancakes. During the school year, on school days, it's easy stuff. Toast, cereal, any variety of frozen breakfast fare, etc. If they're lucky I'll do some scrambled eggs. I'm only a morning person by way of caffeine.

Mallory
Mallory

OMG he is growing up so fast! My little funny bug!!!

Heather
Heather

starting K is so fun isn't it? elementary school is kind of a big deal. my little luke just told me today that "kindergarten is exciting!" exciting? look at that ... they're already expanding his vocabulary.

the Blah Blah Blahger
the Blah Blah Blahger

Congrats on 1) getting Angry Kid off to kindergarten (HUGE MILESTONE!!!) and 2) getting a photo to commemorate the day!

cheryl m
cheryl m

Glad the 1st day went okay, I would love to be able to walk to school. Mine rides the bus & I thought I could get SOO many errands done while he was away. HA-HA-HA He is there & back before ya know it. Blueberry pancake secret Krusteasz or HTH you spell it makes a decent one thay my kids like or for homemade frozen blueberries or fresh & coat them with some dried pancake batter before you mix them in; that way they don't all sink & don't all pop when you cook them. & if you make extra you can freeze them & then have them whenever the boss requests them (Saves a ton of time)

heather
heather

yeah i had that kind of moment at school just this morning. a woman i have talked to for like 2 minutes on the playground before started talking to me and then said she read my blog. um...i'm not even sure of your name, but that's great! :-) i just have a tiny little blog, but apparently word gets around the playground! :-)

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

Oh! How I have missed ure stories! Don't get me wrong..love the free give-aways, blog adventures,etc. But these heart felt family stories are hilarious. Good job, AK!! Congrats on surviving the first day!:)

Stacey Morgan
Stacey Morgan

That was TERRIFIC! Your elusive "unicorn" picture is wonderful. We take our pics on the 8th. That's the day I will feel as if I've won the lottery because I'll have all four kids in school for the first time. It's my dream come true. I think I'll make myself some blueberry pancakes and eat them all before the kids get home. lol

Lana
Lana

Great pics! I love the blueberry pancake comments, the boy knows what he wants.

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

I wrote about the same thing today! Brillant minds think alike! Your pictures are much better than mine though and we were going into our last year of elementary school. Secret about blue berry pancakes...make pancakes (think Bisquik) like normal and add the blueberries when you put the batter on the skillet. Works for me! Good luck!

Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup
Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup

So exciting! I love that you got a picture with him! I'm always the one taking the pictures as well and 'm always thinking my kiddo will look back and think, "where was mom all this time?" Your little man is such a cutie!

Megan
Megan

so cute! I still need to do a first day of kinder post...

Jenn
Jenn

Awww Kindergarten! I thought it was SO cute watching all the little kindergartners in our area on the first day of school as I dropped my step-daughter off. Seems like Angry Kid sure knows how to work mom. Who would have ever thought that short order cook would be in the job description?

Cheryl @ Mommypants
Cheryl @ Mommypants

Aww..love that picture of you two! And I totally noticed that hose that's not a snake but COULD totally be a snake! Glad your guy survived. Sawyer starts first grade in another week and a half and he takes lunch for the first time. He's already informed me that he "does not like sandwiches." Oh! We also walk to school and I actually like it, especially the walk home where we're not in a hurry and we can talk about his day.

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