I am happy to report that Ace’s 1st Day of Kindergarten went very well. I absolutely adore his teacher, she is the sweetest thing. At Meet-the-Teacher Day she had these adorable little treat bags on each student’s desk along with a packet of information for the parents including their class schedules, etc.
The treat bags had these little tags on them:
We woke up, said our morning prayers, had a big breakfast and got dressed. Then we made sure we had all of the things we needed. I loaded his bags of school supplies into the car and he grabbed his backpack and lunchbox and the gift for his teachers.
I wanted to find apple scented anti-bacterial wash but couldn’t so I ended up getting Washington Apple hand soap from Bath & Body Works.
When I dropped him off, I could tell he was a little unsure so I walked him to his desk and asked his teacher if it was ok for Gaki to stay there with him. As soon as she said yes I saw him exhale. I gave him a kiss and he kind of just looked at me and I froze! I didn’t know what to do! If I left would he start crying? If I lingered would it make it worse? So I gave him another kiss and told him I’d see him at lunch (he asked me if I’d come today, I’m not going tomorrow I promise). Then the teacher gave him a paper and told him to write his name on it and to draw all of his favorite bugs inside the jar. I was barely out the door when I heard him tell her, “I like lots of bugs! Especially grasshoppers, they’re cool! Did you know I could catch a fly with my fingers?”
He was in good hands and she was about to meet the coolest Kindergartner ever! So I got in the car and cried the whole way home. Luckily I didn’t have much time before I had to be back there for lunch…
At lunch we sat and he ate his bento box lunch. He got kind of excited because all the kids were making a big deal out of his “cool lunch stuff”, even though this is one of the most boring bento’s I’ve made, lol. This is what I packed for today:
When his teacher came over to the table during lunch I got up to say hello (and secretly ask how his day was going). She told me he was doing really well and then she asked,
Teacher: “Does he speak Indian?”
Me: “What? Indian?”
Teacher: “Yes, he told me he’s Indian and he speaks Indian. But when I asked him which of his parents were Indian he told me neither of you were but he said a few things and I wasn’t really sure, so I wanted to ask.”
Me: “Oh, he’s totally faking it. He just pretends.”
Teacher: “I thought so but you never know!”
We giggled a little and then I went back and finished lunch with Ace. I snapped a picture on my way out of the lunch room and then he shooed me out. So I left. And do you know what I did when I got in the car again? Laughed. I laughed so hard! He is such a little character!
JFYI, this is as Indian as he gets:
When I got home and called my mom she said, “At least he didn’t tell her you hated her, that’s what you told your Kindergarten teacher and I had never met the poor lady!” Whoops.
Then I took Lucky to Toys “R” Us for his birthday shopping. They gave him a crown and a balloon and he could have left without anything else and been the happiest kid on earth. My sister had sent him a gift card though so we went browsing through the aisles looking at more toys than he could handle. He didn’t know what to look at first! This was the first time he’s ever really been in there and he just loved it! He picked out a toy for him and one for his “bro-bro”.
Then we picked Ace up and headed off to Dairy Queen for some ice cream. I have to say, the day was much better than I imagined. Maybe I can do this after all…I hope.