Well, that’s it. Summer’s pretty much over, and Zan’s off to college, and I can’t write much more about it right now, because I have to get back to filling out the form for my AARP membership.
How did this all happen so fast??
He started first grade today. First. Grade. My son. The kid who I couldn’t believe just started kindergarten a few weeks ago, and — What’s that? That was a year ago??
Clearly someone’s been slipping roofies into my iced tea. That’s the only plausible explanation for these massive and sudden leaps forward in my personal timeline. Whichever one of you is responsible for drugging me: Please stop.
There’s not much to say. The kid did great. He was only there for a few hours today, and that’ll remain the same for tomorrow and Friday. After that, he’s in school until 2:45 p.m. four days a week, and for half a day on Wednesdays, and it should be pretty interesting to see how he adapts to the huge increase of time spent in a classroom every day … and by “it should be pretty interesting,” I mean “it should make for some spectacular late-afternoon meltdowns.”
He has come so far so fast, and I really couldn’t be more proud of him. I hope first grade turns out to be a great experience for him. I know his mother and I will do everything we can to help make it so.