Thursday, September 8, 2011

There He Goes

Yesterday it was Ben's turn to start his school year.  We took the obligatory picture by the front door and then we were off. 
I constantly forget that Ben is only 4 years old.  He does such a good job keeping up with his older brothers that I think I often expect too much from him.  Watching him walk into his brand new school for the first time reminded me how little he still is. 
It was a short day.  The first two school days are only an hour long so that the kids can get used to their teachers and new friends without a three hour day keeping them from their parents.  I think Ben would have preferred the three hour day.  He had a blast.
Today went just as smoothly.  He waved me out of the room and went about his way.  I am happy to report that even though he adores his new class he was still ecstatic to see me and ran up and gave me a big hug.  Can't ask for more than that.

Back to School


Rima said...

Those are probably the tallest school doors I've ever seen. I would be shaking in my boots! Glad he had a good first day :)

Mom24 said...

Awww. I agree, that is a huge entryway!

Hope he has a great year.

Elaine A. said...

Funny, my little ones will go from 9-2:30 and the "short" day for them this week was 9-12! ha!

He does look like such a big boy already - wow!

And I think it's cute that the rug in his classroom is the same one I have in K's bedroom! :)

Kat said...

Rima and Mom24- His preschool is actually inside an art museum, so those are the doors to the museum. They are pretty huge though. ;)

Stillmary said...

Awwwww...your four-year-old is so cute! And no wonder you tend to think of him as older, he looks so much like he's got it all together already! I love your back-to-sohool post!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

They are growing up TOO fast!

I'm Cassie... said...

I'm here from You Capture. Love the photo of your son walking up to the school. So precious.

The days ARE long but the years ARE short. I like your place here.

Have a great school year!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He looks like he belongs there!

Susan said...

Great back to school shots! Visiting from You Capture. I have three boys and a little girl too :)

lime said...

glad it was such a success :)

Krystyn said...

Glad it went so well! I bet he's loving it.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson