Today was the boys' first day of school- Brian in Kindergarten and Corbin in second grade.
For the most part I think it was a successful first day.
First I lost my child. We had to split up at the entrance for them to each check in for lunch (hot or cold?) and I expected Corbin to go out to the playground after. I waited outside for about five minutes and he didn't show. I then did three laps around the school asking everyone if they had seen Corbin and no one had.
About another ten minutes later he nonchalantly walked out to the playground. He had decided to go to the cafeteria (first time EVER in the new school by the way) to have a second breakfast.
Brian had a few meltdowns- he really needed to have red on every object (each one was suppose to be one color) but it wasn't allowed so he broke the red crayon. Then that felt so satisfactory he really needed to break all the crayons in the package. You can't have one different from the others, you know?
Corbin liked his day besides the fact that his teacher told him he could only bring one snack item every day (really?) and that a "bully" (his description, not mine) tried to touch him with his hands that were covered in paint.
I'm not going to make any predictions this early in the game, but I'm trying to be positive about the school year.
The best smiles came at the end of the day when we got sorbet to celebrate surviving another first day!