Monday, August 24, 2009

The 1st Day of 1st Grade

My 6 year old had his first day of 1st grade today. After I picked him up, we returned home and settled in at the kitchen table with a snack so my son could show me all the 1st day paperwork I need to fill out so it can be returned tomorrow. "My only homework tonight is to make sure you get all these papers filled out," my son said gleefully! "Oh, so I have homework tonight," I said.

And then I began the standard mom questioning, but trying to be real casual so he didn't notice the interrogation. "Who did you sit by at lunch? Was your teacher nice? Did you do any work today? What did you write in your journal?" etc., etc.

All of the questions met with good, positive, upbeat answers. Then to be a little silly, I asked, "How was your desk? Is it a good desk?"

To which my son smiles and says, "Yes, but there was one thing bad about the desk."

Me: "Oh, what's that?"

the 6 year old: "I have to turn my chair upside down and put it on top of my desk at the end of the day and it's a heavy chair. It took me about 2 minutes to get it on top of the desk."

Me: "Well, that's good, you'll have strong muscles by the end of the year from all that chair lifting!"

The 6 year old grins and agrees.

Me: "Was there anything else bad about your day?"

the 6 year old: "No."

Me: "Was there anything else good about your day?"

the 6 year old: "Yes, too many things to talk about!"

And that my friends, is a blessing! So many good things from his day that he can't even talk about them all!

I said a prayer of praise aloud with him right then, thanking God for a great day!

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  1. Oh that is so cute! Glad he enjoyed his day!

  2. WOW, what a wonderful first day! I can see such a wonderful blessing in that! I pray that it continues to be such a enjoyable year for him!

  3. It's so good he had a good first day! Sounds like he likes being at school, which is wonderful!

  4. I always imagined having these conversations with my kids you know with milk and cookies. But we home school. And gee, I don't want to know if they have any complaints about their teacher and if they put the chair on the desk then I would have to talk to them about it instead of praising their strong muscles. LoL

  5. That truly is a blessing to start out with such a positive day! And what a blessing to ask a silly question and to get such a great answer.

    I have always believed that even when our kids are young we really have to be creative in getting them to talk to us so that when they are teens they will talk when it is important. The "How was your day?" just is not good enough!

  6. Always great to have a good first day over :)

  7. how sweet! we have our first day of 1st grade next monday. eek!!

  8. My 6 year old starts 1st grade tomorrow. I hope his day is as great as your little guys' was!!! =)

  9. How wonderful to have a child who is happy at school! My 6-year-old starts 1st grade on Sept 8. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm kind of dreading it all the same.


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