The first day of school has arrived! Matthew was so excited that he couldn't sleep last night. He came into our room at midnight and said that he was still awake and couldn't go to sleep! He did eventually go to sleep, but I hope he's not too tired today. Going back to school is a bummer for some kids, but Matthew waits impatiently all summer for school to start again. He absolutely loves it.
I was slightly sad and slightly amused this morning when, for the first year ever, Matthew didn't want me to take him to school on the first day. It's a sign of growing up and I get it, but I was a little sad that he didn't want me to take him to school and walk to his class with him. We met his teacher yesterday and dropped off his school supplies, so he knows where to go and will be just fine without me. It's sad to watch them grow up and not need you so much anymore though!
He'll do great. I can always count on Matthew to have a positive attitude and tackle new situations with no problem. That kid is very calm, cool and collected at all times. Nothing really rattles him too much, he'll be just fine.
Here are the photos I took of him this morning. We have a tradition of taking the kids picture every year on the first day of school and adding it to our collage so we can see how they've grown. It's always a little bittersweet looking at the new photo every year and comparing it to previous years. They grow up too darn fast!
Britton was up at 11:30 last night too. When we got to the school this morning, Benjamin, who started kindergarten today, opened his door to get out of the car and said "Bye mom!" I had to tell him to wait because I was coming with him! He's too young to grow up!
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