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Timothy's First Day of Kindergarten! [Sep. 5th, 2012|10:58 pm]
Nicodemus
Today was Timothy's first full day of school. He went to Mrs. Darling's (really) kindergarten class.


The long, lonely wait for the schoolbus. Well, lonely except for dad and auntie. But they can stand off to the side while Tim bravely watches for the bus.




We start the morning with the walk out to the street. Okay, untrue. He starts the morning by complaining that his alarm clock is set "too soon" and he's tired. I heartily agree with his points but say that we need to get up anyway because that's when the bus comes. I shield him from the harsh truth that much of the world runs on a schedule that sucks for night people and the alarm clock will always be "too soon".

At the bus, though, there was no sniffling or clinging or crying. He was totally ready and self-possessed. Hopped right on the bus and wandered back to find a seat. By the time he'd reached school, he'd become friends with the girl on the next seat. (I don't know where he gets this easy social extroversion but it's always surprising to Kit and me.)




You know it's official. He has a kindergarten cubby with his name on it! We got to go in yesterday and tour the school. The classroom looks quite nice and Mrs. Darling seemed good. I'm quite excited myself to see him entering school.




Home at last! Asked how he liked kindergarten, his verdict was "AWESOME!"
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2012-09-06 07:23 am (UTC)
Lucky kid.
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2012-09-06 09:35 am (UTC)
Hope he doesn't fall over backwards with that backpack. He'll never get up!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-07 04:58 am (UTC)
I know! They start 'em right off with full-size backpacks. Fortunately, it's mostly empty except for his lunch, so it's not too heavy.
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2012-09-09 05:42 am (UTC)
Tim picked it out and assured me that he would grow. :)
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2012-09-06 09:55 am (UTC)
Wow, already?
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[User Picture]From: jackalopejess
2012-09-06 12:56 pm (UTC)
Aww, he looks so cute with his floral print shirt! He must've been the coolest kid in the class. ;]
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-07 04:59 am (UTC)
Well I think so. :D
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[User Picture]From: sabotlours
2012-09-06 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you got to photo document this momentous occasion! Good luck, Tim!
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2012-09-06 02:06 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I wonder how long it'll take before he tells all his friends about his Dad's costumes ;-)

I remember my first day of school. My Mom made a huge deal out of it.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-07 05:02 am (UTC)
"Wait... Your dad doesn't make you a Halloween costume to match his?"
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[User Picture]From: orv
2012-09-06 07:13 pm (UTC)
We start the morning with the walk out to the street. Okay, untrue. He starts the morning by complaining that his alarm clock is set "too soon" and he's tired. I heartily agree with his points but say that we need to get up anyway because that's when the bus comes. I shield him from the harsh truth that much of the world runs on a schedule that sucks for night people and the alarm clock will always be "too soon".

Oh, so true.
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2012-09-06 09:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, time sure does fly!
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2012-09-07 12:56 am (UTC)
Very cute. :)

Timothy, you inspired me to post a pic of me from.....1977!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-07 04:53 am (UTC)
I saw! Nice. You post pictures that are great for a variety of reasons. :)
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