Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Christopher's First Day of School

Today was a big day for the Jansen Family! Christopher is finally big enough to go to school (can it really be true???)!!! He started his first day of Pre-K4 at First Baptist Academy today! What a Big Boy!!! Daddy went in to work a little late so he could go with us to take Christopher to his class the first time. Another mom was taking pictures of her little boy who was also starting Pre-K4 today and she took the family shot above for us! After we checked in and Mommy & Daddy got our visitor badges, we walked Christopher down the all-too-familiar hallway of our church. As we did, Christopher asked "So, where's my school?" He's been used to visiting Mommy at a different building when I was teaching in the public school, so he didn't quite understand that his school was in the same building as our church! But, I actually think it made it easier for him (and us) to drop him off (believe it or not, I didn't shed a single tear!) because the surroundings were so familiar to us! When we got to his room, we paused for a minute just outside the door so Mommy could take this precious photo below (by the way, in case you're wondering...sock are required with ALL shoes - it's part of the dress code!):

Christopher was greeted by his sweet teacher and her assistant, who helped Christopher find his cubby and put his things away. Christopher was so glad to see his buddy Jack in his class (and Jack was glad to see Chistopher!) - there was just one problem...

The teacher had put them at different tables (smart woman!) - and neither Christopher nor Jack was happy about this arrangement. When I tried to get Christopher over to his seat, he said, "No! I sit by Jack!" I at least got him to stand by his seat so I could take a picture! Not sure how it all turned out after I left, though!

After a long first day of school, I picked him up and we headed to the Cafe' for a dish of ice cream (complete with sprinkles!) and to talk over his first day. Our conversation started with this classic exchange:

Mommy: How was your first day at school?

Christopher: Good.

Mommy: Did you have fun?

Christopher: Yes.

Mommy: What did you do?

Christopher: I don't know.

As a teacher, I knew better than to leave it at that - so, after a little more probing, I found out that they colored a picture, sang songs, played "I spy with my litte eye," and ate "snack" ("We didn't eat lunch, Mommy - we ate snack!"). Oh, how I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to watch him on his first day! I just can't believe he's so big already! I might cry! Sniff! Sniff! Anyone got a hanky? (wink, wink!)


NaplesRhonda said...

Oh my goodness! That is about as cute as it gets Kara!! Where is that hanky??

Teri said...'s a new chapter in all of our lives. Hunter is at home bored out of his MIND with his un-interesting mommy while his two best buds go to school. I'm crying with you just thinking about Hunter doing this in the next year or two. :( Wow. Time flies, huh? I pray that Christopher is growing in the Lord and having a good, godly time at school! And the good thing is that you'll be there subbing a couple days a week! Woo hoo! :)