Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of Second Grade

Caleb's all smiles at his new second grade desk!

Caleb looks handsome on his first day of second grade!

Today was the second day of firsts in our house. It was Caleb's first day of school. He's officially a second grader!

We all braced ourselves for his first day. How would he handle such a momentous transition? I spent most of the day grappling with that question.

At pick up, I was one of the first in line. I eagerly awaited his departure from school, wondering about his temperament and experiences.

Caleb was one of the first out of the building. He ran up to the car looking....pleasant!

I asked, "How was your day."

Caleb responded, "Good."

I breathed a sigh of relief.

I followed up, "What did you do."

No response.

I repeated the question, but then added, "Do you want to talk about it?"

He politely replied, "No."

I'm not surprised. Caleb is a man big in opinions, but little on words. So, we sat in silence. I don't know the details of his day. I don't know what he ate for lunch, who he sits by in class, what book he's reading, whether he liked his teacher, and about a million other things that peaked my curiosity.

What I do know is that he seemed happy, and that's really all I need to know!

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