Another milestone reached. I survived the first day of Kindergarten. Bud, on the other hand, took Kindergarten by storm.
His teacher reports that he had a great day; he talked to kids, he talked to teachers, he even talked to strangers as they took a "field trip" to tour the school. (What she doesn't know and what I haven't told her is that he has been rehearsing lines from the Blues Clues video "Blue Takes You To School" recently, so I imagine a lot of what he was doing was appropriately using scripts - but, hey, any port in a storm, right?) He did have a bathroom accident towards the end of the day - but, heck, with the stress of the day I'm surprised *I* didn't have an accident.
Bud came bounding out of school at the end of the day with a big smile, announcing that "school was fun!" He says his favorite part was when his teacher gave him a kiss. As we bounced toward the car he waved and shouted over his shoulder, "Bye, string cheese! See you tomorrow!" (He brought string cheese in his lunchbox today and apparently only ate half.) In celebration of the day, we sang "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" as loud as we could all the way home.
It's funny. Today is my birthday, but Bud is the one who looks older this afternoon.