Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First day of school.....

Aiden started Kindergarten last week. I naively expected the normal first day of school.......arrive a few minutes early, take some quick pics, wipe a few inconspicuous tears from my eye, and skip along.

No so in this family!

As we were pulling out of the driveway, Aiden announced he had a bloody nose. I thought it might just be a drip from picking it, so I tossed him a few napkins and we headed out. As we were pulling out of our driveway, I noticed CARS EVERYWHERE along our street. We live about 1/4 of a mile from school, and cars were parked past our driveway. I realized we were now WALKING to school on the first day. So with Emerson in one arm, backpack and lunch in the other, and Aiden and Parker in tow, we started the trek.

We had to stop twice because Aiden's nose was bleeding so badly.. huge blood clots and a small river that no amount of paper products would slow.

We arrived at school and wove our way through the chatting parents. I threw his backpack in the classroom and announced I was running to the nurse's office for help.

When we burst through the office doors, my worst fears were realized. 15 moms all standing in line waiting to talk to the nurse about each of their children. I politely excused myself as we dripped blood along the way, and pleaded with the nurse for some immediate attention.

She got Aiden settled on a cot with ice and clean towels. It only took about 30 seconds for Parker to begin jumping from cot to cot, counter to chair.......while Emerson simultaneously started sifting through the closest trash can.

All the while, I'm thinking........WHY can't I have a normal first day of school?

It took us 35 minutes to get things under control. When we got back to Aiden's class he began to cry as he realize they "started without me". I gave hugs and handed him off to the classroom aid. His teacher later confirmed that he quickly cheered up and had a great day.

My only regret.....WHY or WHY didn't I take my camera out of my purse to document all this? In the mayhem, it just didn't cross my mind.

Can't wait to see what the first school party holds in store for us!!!

3 comments:

Franklin Family said...

Only Aiden. At least he made it through the day without a major meltdown, and blood all over his shirt!

Aubry said...

Yay! a post! never a dull moment at your house. So excited for Aiden!

Matthew and Courtney said...

Reminds me of my gymnastics meet where I had the bloody nose!