Thursday, August 23, 2007

Kindergarten Begins

This morning was perfectly planned, but you know what the say about best laid schemes. The whole household was excited & nervous. The nervousness became apparent around 7 am. Several things happened then. Micah dropped his egg on the floor & proceeded to flip out. We got it cleaned up & then I promptly spilled his orange juice. I didn't flip out, but I felt like it. We got that cleaned up & then out to the end of the driveway with time to spare. We were calmly waiting for the bus & finally it began it's ascent up the neighbor's long driveway. Right at that moment I realized I forgot Micah's name tag. The name tag is very important for a kindergartner. In addition to his name, it has his parents names, our phone number, the name of his teacher & the bus he's supposed to be on. Just as I began my sprint back to the house the bus was coming down the neighbor's driveway. I sprinted back to the end of the driveway with the name tag & two things became apparent. 1) My Aunt had videotaped the entire thing. How embarrassing. 2) My Aunt was laughing uproariously, because after all that hard work the bus turned back toward town instead of picking up our Micah! I then began the frantic search for the bus garage phone number. Why would they not put that number in the student handbook?! Anyway, I managed to contact them to find out that they did indeed forget Micah. I ended up driving him on his first day & maybe that was good. I was able to walk him into the school & give him one last kiss before letting him go. Now the next chapter of our lives begin!



Notice the absence of his name tag!


Poor Ayla doesn't know what to think.

He made it at last & is trying hard to be brave.

7 comments:

Uncle Seth said...

Wow so hard to believe - I think I got a little teary eyed looking at the pictures. It seems like only yesterday he was making pig sounding inhale noises to pronounce his "H" words and now here he is starting school. I'm nervous and excited for him today and felt like I was there. Thanks for posting it!

Ina said...

The look on Ayla's face is priceless! Micah looks really cool and ready to be educated! ;D What a hilarious story. You'll have some fun memories for sure.

Lisa Swanson said...

OH my word. He is completely adorable. I can't believe how grown up he is getting! ...And what a story! But then again, what is the first day without a little drama! I bet Ayla feels left out not getting to go! I'll look forward to the stories of how he describes his adventures at school!

Todd said...

It doesn't seem so long ago that we were walking into your hospital room to see baby Micah. How time has flown!

He looks so brave! And Ayla... well, that photo says it all. How is she adjusting so far?

Mindy, Craig, Micah & Ayla said...

Ayla has been good, but we had the distraction of company last week. This week will be more of an adjustment for her & I.

Justin, Sara and Simon said...

awwww... I'm glad everything is going well. Yes, hope to see you at Menomonie for the weekend.

BeckyD for Uncle Luther said...

A message from Luther we're sure, because for every baby born he'd always say: "Before you know it they'll be in kindegarten", and the parents would look at him like "oh sure!"