Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 Henry had his first day of school.
He was a little nervous that morning but mostly excited to go, especially since we were going with him for orientation. Softening of the blow, if you will.
The morning of:
Once we got to the school, Sitting Bull Elementary, he was excited to get into the classroom and did a little run-walk to get there.
He got to play on the playground until the it was time to go in and meet his teacher, Mrs. Rampley.
Henry was fairly quiet at first but once he got comfortable, he got talkie. When the principal and assistant principal came in, he even got a story in about his time at the beach with them. Most of the parents were laughing at how bold he was, Johann and I just mumbled, "man, who's kid is that?" until I finally had to tell him to lay off the story telling etc. I shouldn't have because then all the parents who were asking each other, "is that your son?" found out I was the mom and just laughed as they told me things like, "he's so cute and quite a conversationalist," "he must keep you entertained at home," etc. At least they were all kind or amused things but Henry definitely made his little mark.
The next day was his first day solo. It was good that Johann had furlough days so Thursday and Friday he was home with me and Thea so it wasn't as lonely.
So the first short week of school went well and Henry said he loves Mrs. Rampley. More on how it's gone since for another post. =)