The morning dawned cloudy and still. We rushed around the house getting ready to go only to realize we didn't have to leave quite as early as usual. Grabbing our special package of paperwork, we left the house in time for the torrential rain to begin. We drove a couple of blocks away, parked in the parking lot, grabbed our umbrellas and our special package of paperwork and begin the journey across to the front entrance of. . . . .
Lessburg Elementary School!!!!
On the way to the front door, I looked down at Aidan and he looked at me. He smiled up at me but his little hand tightened in mine. A little nervously, he said, "This is where I'm going to go to school next fall Mama?" Yes, sweetie pie. It is. I couldn't help feeling a little excited/nervous/whimsically sad about it all. Excited about all he will be learning in the coming years--the world will really open up for him! Nervous about him being in a public school with so many big kids--He'll be five with some 11 and 12 year old! Whimsically sad about how quickly this has come!
Inside, we were a little early. And although the lady inthe office wasn't too happy about it, she graciously took us and processed our paperwork. Yes, Aidan was the first one registered for Kindergarten at LES for the 2001-2012 school year! It was a really quick process and I had all of the paperwork ready for her in order for her to check it, including a note from Aidan's current school indicating we need Morning Kindergarten due to Day Care Reasons. I will drop him off in the morning and his current school will pick him up and take him there where he will spend the afternoon. We will pick him up there just like we do now. Bonus is that when there are Snow Days, we're covered!
Literally three minutes later, she looked up at me, smiled and said that my organization had made it easier than she usually gets! Aidan was all registered and we were given the date and time for his Open House and then were on our way. . .back out into the rain and on the way to his current Private School--where all the children are small. . . : )
And so now it is official. Aidan's Permanent Record has been established.
I couldn't help having a bit of a lump in my throat when we drove away. I really can't believe how quickly this time has come! Knowing how I will be, I have already scheduled his first day of school off. I know I will be a mess!
So now, today, we will celebrate Aidan's Third Anniversary of being a United States Citizen!!! Happy Citizenship Day Aidan!!