Colin had his first day of kindergarten last week. Afer some long and drawn out drama and decision making we turned out Colin's acceptance to one of NYC's public gifted and talented program in favor of keeping Colin in the same school where he went to preschool. This was a very difficult decision as there were positives and negatives to both schools but in the end it came down to what was the best fit for Colin and the fact that we will have to move in the next few years which means another school change. Even Colin himself was torn in his own preference. He wanted to stay at his school, but he also liked the idea of taking a school bus. Here are some photos of his first day!
One last outdoor backpack shot. Colin really had a hard time saying goodbye to me the first day (which was only a 2 hr day!). In fact, I think it was worse even than his first day of preschool when he didn't know anyone. I failed to anticipate how this clinging and crying nervous tantrum would effect Meghan. She was so upset that we left him crying and acting afraid. I could distract her momentarily but every few minutes she would get upset again. About an hour after dropping him off we went to visit her school in anticipation of her first day and that calmed her down. For his second day, Sean took him so Meghan wouldn't have to see him get upset again right before her first ever drop off at school (more on that later), but he wasn't much better. I anticipate it will take him a week to get back into the swing of things. Poor guy just isn't good at transitions.