Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Only one way to go from here

Last week as I was leaving Cooper's school, the teacher warned me that the second day of class is usually worse than the first because the kids are smart enough to remember where they are.  Boy, my kid must be pretty dang smart because he remembered all the way from the parking lot!

Growing up, my Mom always encouraged us to "find the silver lining in the clouds".  So, with that in mind, here are my thoughts from today:
  1. He didn't cry more than he did last time.
  2. He wasn't the only kid that cried so hard that they puked.  In fact, another kid puked twice.  Point, Cooper.
  3. When asked if he wants to go back to school he says "Yeah! Cool!" (cool = school in Cooper language).  I'll take it.

Here he is leaving the school parking lot.  If you look REALLY closely, you can see a hint of that winning grin (behind the puffy eyes and really sleepy face)! Yep, I'd say things are looking up around here!

[Note: I decided to chronicle the good, bad and ugly parts of our going to school adventures in hopes that I can look back on this in a few weeks and tell myself "it wasn't so bad"!  Thanks for all of your kind words.]

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