Stephen started second grade today. While we were waiting at the bus stop, he looked like this:
When I got home from work, I was eager to hear about his first day at his new school.
“Stephen, how was your first day of second grade?”
“AWESOME!” He yelled, hi-fiving me enthusiastically.
“Great! What did you do? Tell me all about it!”
“Not right now,” he said, and ran off to build a ship out of legos.
He returned and explained the many features of his lego-transformer-ship with cannons that could shoot out of various holes.
“Mmm-hmm,” I said. “But I really want to hear about your first day of school. Can you tell me more about it?”
“Not now,” he said. “When I’m done building.”
At dinner: “Stephen, tell me all about your day at school!”
“Well,” he said, “Scared, shy, surprised, excited, happy, over-tired. I mean, exhausted. From playing on the playground.”
“What surprised you?”
“I don’t know. I just felt surprised some.”
And he would not comment further on his day. I felt surprised that he described his day in a list of emotions. I don’t think I could list that many emotions for my day!
I also found this in his folder:
(In case you’re wondering, number 4 says, “play rock, paper, scissors, shoot”)
I think we’re off to a good start for the new school year!