I was on the phone yesterday with my Second Son (SS). His five year old son ("A"), his oldest child, started Kindergarten.
According to SS it went well. He and his wife were able to leave "A" at school with minimal tear shed. "A" was only slightly confused when SS said it was time to leave and take Mommy to work. "A" asked if after they took Mommy to work could they come back to school.
It was harder on the 2 year old daughter ("E") that was still at home. She was LOST without her big brother at home to play with.
This is my second grandchild in school now. The six year old grandson starts today and is repeating Kindergarten.
It's somewhat amazing to me that some of my grandchildren are school age. How can this be? It seems like only yesterday that my own kids were starting school. I also remember how each of them handled the experience in different ways..
My oldest son (OS) is now and always has been a "people person." He was ready for school and never gave me a second glance as I left him at school the first day. (I went home and cried until it was time to pick him up.)
SS was a different story because he was shy. He clung to me and didn't want me to leave him. In fact after a few days of taking him, I delegated the task to OS. I would have to almost push SS out the door and close it.
My daughter was just carefree about the whole thing. She liked to go and wasn't scared about it at all. School for her was an opportunity to talk. And talk. And talk.
Of the three kids, I'd have to say I was most like SS when I was facing a new school year. I never had to be pushed out the door, but I was so terribly shy.
Do you have any "First Day Of School" experiences or memories to share?