Nicholas has very definite opinions about certain things, clothes being one of them. No buttons. No collars. No stripes. That’s his common mantra and he’ll gladly tell anyone who will listen. So today not only being the first day of Kindergarten, but the first day of wearing his uniform, we had some challenges to overcome. First, there was that stinkin’ alarm clock. He definitely wasn’t thrilled to be getting up so early. Then the uniform, encompassing two of his dreaded aspects – buttons and collars. The horror. I explained that I wore a uniform all throughout school, and The Husband did for a few years as well. He didn’t really have a problem with the uniform per se, after all, he’s had a few days to get used to the idea. It was more so the early morning reality of the whole thing … the alarm clock, the uniform, the routine of going to school, and the scary prospect of a new school to boot. But he was quite the champ, I’ve got to say. He looked so handsome, and suddenly so much older, in his uniform. I can’t believe that he’s in Kindergarten already!As soon as we reached the front door of the school, the Principal was there greeting arriving kids by name. We turned the corner and walked down the long hallway to his new classroom, and saw a sea of kids already sitting there. Ok, we might have been a few minutes late. Shhhh. We walked into the classroom and instantly heard, “Nicholas! Nicholas! I know Nicholas from soccer!” The blonde-haired blue-eyed girl was excited to see a familiar face. I scanned the room for Nicholas’ desk and started leading the way. Sitting behind him was a classmate from his Pre-K class and soccer team. Diagonally in front of him, another Pre-K classmate. Nicholas turned and started chatting with his friends and barely gave me a second glance. I had to even ask him for a kiss.
I couldn’t wait to hear about his day when I picked him up from school. As he climbed in and got settled, I asked. “So tell me all about your day. What did you do?” “I don’t know, I forgot.” Nice.
wondering where Nicholas was going so early in the morning.