Seamus started kindergarten today!
I can't believe my first born is already in school, already carrying a real-school-kid backpack and wearing back-to-school clothes.
We sewed a salamander patch onto his backpack as per his request. Seamus may very well be the only kid in his whole school with a red eft salamander on his backpack.
I've been mentally preparing for this day for awhile now. All summer we've been receiving correspondences from Seamus's school and sweet, get-to-know-you letters from his teacher. And then yesterday we came home from the grocery store to find a balloon tied to our mailbox. It came with a card from the PTA welcoming Seamus to Kindergarten.
Before we left he was playing in the class kitchen, pouring pretend salt on a plastic egg and had already forgotten we were there.
It's a half-day today, and I go to pick him up at 12:50. I don't know what I'll do with myself in the meantime with only one kid to look after.
I'm so proud of Seamus and the little gentleman he's become. Now to think up a great afternoon treat for the first day of school.