Summer vacation is finally over, and my son David couldn’t be happier. He loves school so summer was hard on him. He’d ask me every night, “School tomorrow?” and I had to keep telling him, “Not yet.”
But today he finally started first grade! It was pretty funny…when the bus came he practically dashed for it, as if he were afraid it might leave him behind.
I’m pleased to say that he learned a lot over the summer…he can read and write a good number of words. Just yesterday I watched him write the word “poem” in his notebook…I never taught him that one. I have no idea where he picked it up. He appears to be ahead of where he should be from a learning standpoint, and his social skills are improving. I think he’s going to be all right.
School starts in August? It was always September when I was a lad. Still, nice to see he’s got a love of learning. You must be doing something right 😉
That’s awesome! Thinking back I can’t remember a time when I couldn’t read and write. It is great that he is into it and is excited about everything. My son is starting to say a few words and one of the first I heard very closely resembled “book”. He crawled up onto the couch next to me with a book and handed it to me and said “ook”. It is moments like these when I feel that I am actually doing something right.
My oldest daughter’s first day of actual college classes was today (as opposed to moving in/orientation). *sigh* An exciting time, but also a confusing one for me, with conflicting pride and empty heart. I’ve decided to focus on neither of those, and instead dwell on her excitement. If only it were as easy to do as to decide 🙂
Take the moments and CLEAVE them into your memory, Viridian. They TRULY are gone too soon.
And congrats to David! I doubt that particular apple fell far from the tree!