When we talked about the first day of school and how excited we'd both be, he said, "But you're going to cry, huh, mom." I sure did, but mostly it was all a very fun day.
We started the morning at the park, then went out to lunch. Before school started we walked into the school where we ran into some familiar faces.
They had a little gathering before school started where they had "kleenexes and cookies" and you could have a picture with the Valley View Hawk.
Caden got right in line when the bell rang. As soon as his teacher came he assumed good student position and never broke form. Even if he had an itch, he'd keep his arms folded while he scratched it. That is definitely my genes--we'll see how long til the other side comes out.
The teacher read a story to the class about a raccoon on his first day of school getting a special good bye kiss from his mom (cue a few tears) before she asked the parents to give a special good bye kiss to their students and head out. In the short time I was there, I can already pick out the squirrly kids and the trouble makers, and thankfully Caden was neither. Of course, I'm his mom--what else would I say?
The last thing he told me was, "I'll love you forever, mom." It's in writing now and he can never take it back.