I cleaned up the dinner dishes and headed back to check on him. Curled up. Asleep. Papa and Grandma Cook and Uncle Andy arrived to watch the girls. I warned them not to mention the meeting because he was so uptight. We headed out.
Like the experts they are, the principal and kindergarten teachers did a great job at putting Daniel at ease. We got to see a slide show of pictures, all kids having a blast. I had to look at the ceiling to keep my eyes from tearing up a couple of times. Then they had a question and answer time. Daniel wanted to know if they had Legos in Kindergarten, the kind like he has, the real ones, not the Duplos. Important stuff.
Then we got to go talk to a bus driver. And really the best part of planning for kindergarten the anticipation of getting to ride the bus! Then we got to tour a couple of classrooms. We walked into Mrs. Buck's classroom. Yes, Mrs. Buck, MY kindergarten teacher. She's retiring, I'm told. Good thing, I'm 36 and she wasn't fresh out of school when I had her.
We ran to the store and let Daniel pick out a dessert treat (extra special since he didn't eat all his dinner and he NEVER gets dessert without eating all his dinner) to share with the family. At home Uncle Andy rewarded him with the coolest thing ever, an Atlantis Lego set. Just a little something special marking the big day. Apparently Uncle Andy knows just how important Legos are to this five year old.
I am not ready for this!