Monday, September 12, 2016

First Day of School

Luca had his first day of school today. He’s only doing half days and it’s only three days a week, but it felt big all the same. He put on his backpack (“baa paaakk”) and I put him in a new pair of jeans and we headed out.

He went into the classroom and I hung out outside with the other parents. It felt big even for me, if we’re being honest—like I was a Real Parent and we are now going to do things like volunteer and go to parent/teacher conferences and have a school calendar up on the fridge. It feels good, but also scary? Maybe scary is not the right word. It feels…like a new part of this whole parenting thing is starting.

It’s funny how sometimes I feel like I’m learning things right along with Luca. Like, oh, I guess we should figure out how to discipline now. And, I guess we should figure what this whole playdate thing is about and figure out what’s the best way to get you to eat vegetables without throwing them on the floor.

It's tried and true parenting, but I guess having, up until now, only been on the kid end of things, you don’t realize how much learning is happening all at once, by everyone. 

So it was a good day, a new day.

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