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Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to school we go [Aug. 27th, 2007|08:28 pm]
spinthemoon
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Today was The Boy's first day of Kindergarten. Was he excited about it? You be the judge:



OK, that was a trick question. He was tired of having his picture taken. This is how he looked most of the morning:



Notice the ubercool fire engine lunchbox.

I think school might be a little stressful for him. He's a perfectionist. This is not something I'm used to dealing with, and is certainly something outside the realm of my personal experience. Friday, at Open House, his teacher gave everyone a brown lunch sack. He was supposed to decorate it, and put 2-3 things in it he liked for show and tell. At first he seemed down with the idea but as the deadline grew closer he was more down on the idea. 

He couldn't decide what to put in the bag. The teacher had said not to bring food or weapons, but anything else would be fine. We made all sorts of suggestions. A monster, a sea creature, a drawing, a map...he dismissed all of them. None of those are right, he complained.

I fixed him with a look. You can't get it wrong, I told him. Anything you put in the bag will be the right thing. He fixed me with a look of his own. No food, no weapons, he reminded me. Finally, he settled on a small book about dinosaurs, a plastic hammerhead shark, and a Thomas train. He cheerfully decorated the bag with yellow monsters and a map of Texas.

He told us this afternoon that he passed on show and tell.

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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2007-08-28 02:24 am (UTC)
He's SO cute! And that is an awesome lunch box.

LOL! He passed, like as in, didn't do it? Awww.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-28 02:33 am (UTC)
Yes, he didn't do it. He said that sometimes people get shy about talking. I suspect he wasn't the only one.

The lunchbox is awesome. It puts my ladybug to shame.
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[User Picture]From: madamemama
2007-08-28 03:27 am (UTC)
Ian had a really hard time with Kindergarten for similar reasons. I kind of started worrying that the kid was OCD or something, but he's grown out of it, for the most part (thank goodness!).

That lunch box is uber cool!! I'm sure he's going to love school!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-28 01:12 pm (UTC)
My Husband was the same way at that age. The Boy is such a clone, it's not even funny.
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2007-08-28 08:57 am (UTC)
He's so cute. I just want to put him in my pocket!

Why didn't I get any perfectionist kids? I'm jealous. I'm knee-deep in slackers over here.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-28 01:13 pm (UTC)
Hey, I love living in Slackersville. I am at a total loss when it comes to dealing with anyone who wants to do something right.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-08-28 12:15 pm (UTC)
NO FAIR!! weren't we just pregnant with these boys? Connor starts on Thursday - I can't believe it.

Such a handsome boy you have!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-28 01:13 pm (UTC)
I know! How did this happen?????
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-08-29 01:23 pm (UTC)
I don't know, it's just not right.
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From: misty_bay
2007-08-29 02:55 am (UTC)

You need to never do that again.

I mean, EVER. My first reaction was "Awwww....how could she?"

The second pic? Totally awesome.

I still swear he advanced somewhere, he can't, can't be in school.

**sigh**

I love the lunch box, and the show and tell, but I love the happy smile even more.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-29 11:32 am (UTC)

Re: You need to never do that again.

Remind me not to post the pics of his first trip to the dentist, then. They will break your heart for sure.(But when it was all over he declared that he LOVED the dentist)
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2007-08-29 12:35 pm (UTC)
Too funny, my first thought was "He's not unhappy, someone's making him take too many pictures and he's ready to go to school!"

Uber Uber Way Too Cool Lunchbox.

But that's not your son. Nope. YOUR son is still in a carseat somewhere, he can't possibly, in all the laws of things that are right and children who are not supposed to age, be school aged yet. Nope. He is a baby.

BECAUSE I SAID SO.

*sigh* it never works here either. I try.

He looks so big. I'm getting all weepy. Where does the time go??
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2007-08-29 07:38 pm (UTC)
Awwwww! Too Adorable and that lunch box is the coolest!
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From: blissonbliss
2007-08-30 03:32 am (UTC)
Wow the big Kindie. I still remember the pregnancy picture of you. How is that possible? That first picture is a classic! He is a most adorable boy!
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