the best day of all in the world

Ready for kindergarten

Ready for kindergarten


It was Toby’s first day at kindergarten today and he was very excited to be going at last. Last night after he fell asleep and we checked on him, we saw that he had taken his brand new backpack into his bed, so it was clearly something foremost in his mind, even though outwardly he was seeming very calm.

Walking to kindergarten

Walking to kindergarten

Because his classes don’t start till just after 9:30am, Emma and I took him to the bagel place round the corner for a bit of breakfast, then strolled over in plenty time to get him to his classroom (stopping on the way at the lunchroom so that he could get a banana and we could be sure that he could remember the code number he needed to complete the checkout process). He went in just fine, no worries at all, apart from a big hug he gave us before we left.

Installed in class

Installed in class

When we met him at the end of the day, there were the only tears of the day, because he wanted to stay longer. He’d had a great day, doing lots of writing, some stories, meeting new friends, playing outside (apparently learning to do jump rope was a highlight), and getting his own lunch in the lunchroom, not to mention Spanish class in the afternoon. We’re just really impressed at how well he handled himself. As I was putting him to bed this evening, I asked him if he was looking forward to going again tomorrow, and if he had a good time. He said, “Yes, it was the best day of all in the world.”

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