So. . . yesterday was the first day of school for Zac and Josh. It started out SUPER GREAT!! I totally forgot about the "Morning Mingle" (where the parents meet the teachers and get the run down on what will be happening in class this year) so, needless to say, we barely made it to the last session, which meant I had to split 15 minutes between both boys. We went to Zac's class first and just stood in the back - picked up a packet and then I told Zac I was going to go to Josh's class. I made sure Zac was okay and headed off with Josh. Well, by the time we found the classroom, the morning mingle from his teachers - yes I said teachers - had just wrapped up early. Of COURSE!! Anyway, Josh had allready said hi to two friends. YEA!! I've been worried about them having friends in their classes this year -being that we changed to D track and you just never know. So, I told Josh I'd have to head to work now and asked him if he was okay. He acted like I was being "over protective" and said - ya mom I'm fine - Buh Bye! Well, good then. I quickly went back down the hall just to see if I'd catch the tail end of Zac's teachers welcome and of course no one was in the classroom. So I proceeded out to the "playground" where the sixth graders line up. I saw Zac sort of pacing back and forth at the end of a line, not talking to anyone. So I headed over to him. The look in his eyes said "No mom! Don't come over here! Mom, seriously don't come over here." Of course I still did, I went right up to him and asked him what else his teacher had said, he said he didn't know - totally looking away from me and acting like he didn't know me. I wanted to give him a hug - but fearing I would kill the boy from the sheer horror of embarrassment - I told him good-bye and left.
And so, I guess it begins . . . . Zac is on his way to being a "totally cool" sixth grader! I have to admit though, I had butterflies in my stomach on my way back to work and for a good part of the morning, for that matter, for both of them. I felt like it was my first day too. My worrying was once again for nothing, because when they got home Zac called me at work and told me all about his day. He had friends in his class too and seemed almost excited about how his day went. He told me his teacher seems nice and he thinks he'll like him. I tried to ask Josh how his day went and this is our conversation.
Mom: Did you have a good day?
Mom: Did you like your teachers?
Mom: So did you have friends in your class?
Mom: So did you have fun today?
It went on like that for a few minutes and then I let him go. So. . .it sounds like their day went really well - one down, 179 more to go!!