Yesterday we went to Ethan's 1st grade orientation to meet his teacher and his classmates. We were surprised at how many kids he already knew in his class. Out of the 16 kids, he knew at least 10 from either sports, daycare and kindergarten. I could tell he was very nervous about meeting his new class so now...all is good. He is now very excited for his first day of school. I think Mommy and Daddy are now prepared as well. Last night I got the last of his school supplies and clothes and this morning Daddy sharpened all of his 24 pencils. Now, the only thing left is for us to discuss behavior in the classroom. We are saving this important lecture talk for tonight so it is fresh in his mind for his first day. Seeing that he does know a lot of these kids in his class (most of them boys), we need to remind him how important it is to listen and pay attention.
Aiden will also be starting school tomorrow...VPK. He is very excited and thinks he is now a big school boy. Turns out, he will have homework every night just like his big brother. He might find that enjoyable for the first couple of days.
Both of my boys are growing up way too fast. I am still trying to figure out how to slow down the process but I am not having much luck.
Tomorrow I will post their first day of school pictures.