Patrick’s First Day of Kindergarten

Remember how I told you yesterday that This is Patrick’s World and we all just live in it? Well, no surprise here when I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up and he answered…

Today he had orientation starting at 10:30 and then he stays and finishes out the day at school. Tomorrow will be his first full day, but I thought today was close enough. Today he was left alone at Kindergarten and even if it wasn’t for the full day, he is there. I am here. It counts.

I am so excited that he has the same teacher that Michael had last year. It makes the transition easier for both Patrick and me. I know the drill and Patrick has been in the classroom and heard stories about the teacher.

It couldn’t have been a better orientation. He colored nicely when he was supposed to be coloring. He introduced himself to his new classmates without being prompted. He sat quietly and listened to the teacher read a story.

I cried when it was time to leave. He gave me a hug and a kiss and then he bent down and gave Elise a hug and a kiss.

(he isn’t looking at the camera but this is still my favorite photo from this morning. So Patrick.)

Today Patrick’s teacher met the sweet, empathetic, generous and kind Patrick. Lets hope she sees more of that Patrick than the Patrick that took food blue food coloring and squirted all around the house yesterday.


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