Today was the first day of school, and it was actually a great day. My little man was a completely different person than he was this time last year, and it was amazing to see how much he matured.
Caleb awoke happy this morning, which was a surprise considering he did not fall asleep until after 11 last night. Mommy fail on not enforcing back to school schedule. When I woke him up I told him the back to school fairy had stopped by. (I saw the idea for the fairy via Pinterest, and thought it was a fun way to get them excited the first morning of school.). He told me that he "needed to lay in his bed and stretch, and to go out, and he would be there in a minute".....acascuseme? Where did my 4 year old go? Any who when he came out he was thrilled to see what the fairy had brought him. She brought a ninja turtle lunch box that he had been begging for.....my days of picking out cute stuff for him are out the door, and super heroes are in. She also left his breakfast, and a small toy in the lunchbox. The toy was actually an old transformer toy of his that had been put away for months. I didn't think he would remember it. He did. He asked "why did she bring me a toy I already had?". Mommy fail......I quickly changed the subject and all was well in the world. She also left a note telling him to have fun his first day of school, and to be kind to friends who may seem scared or sad.
After the fairy I fed him and Kinlee, rushed to get their stuff ready, and got them dressed. After some negotiation last night Caleb finally agreed to wear a cute first day of school outfit. His clothes from here on out, may be horrible, but at least he humored me today.
We took the mandatory back to school pics and headed on our way.
He was super calm when we entered school. As I was signing him in, he said "mom give me a kiss", I kissed him and then he said "okay, I'll see you later". That was that and he was on his way, playing with his friends. No tears. I was proud and sad at the same time. I kind of wanted him to miss me a little :).
After school we went and got a celebratory ice cream cone with 2 of his friends, and played at the park. It was a great first day!