I am happy to report that Brennen and I made it thru his first day of school this past Tuesday. Well, technically it wasn’t really a “day” of school, it was just one hour and technically it wasn’t “school,” it was a speech therapy class that takes place at our local elementary school.
I am hesitant to officially call it his first day of school because I envisioned his first day to be very different. I always pictured myself shopping for school clothes and supplies in the Summer while mentally preparing Brennen for what awaited him in September. I imagined taking him to school on the first day amongst all the other kids and parents. But instead, Brennen’s first day was 4 weeks before the end of the school year. There was no school shopping or prepping him. We didn’t get to enjoy the excitement that comes with starting school on the same day as everyone else.
But Brennen didn’t care about any of that. As far as he was concerned, it WAS his first day of school and he was just as excited as any other kid is on their first day. He only needed me to stay in the classroom for a short time before he settled in with the other kids. Most surprisingly he didn’t even ask for his blankie and he takes his blankie everywhere!
It appears that my little boy is growing up!
But just for the record – it WAS NOT his first day of school!