After School (and a very long bus ride)
Today was Jonathan's first day of school. At his school open house (yesterday), he said he was excited for school to start but he didn't miss it at all during the summer. He was excited about going to school. It was obvious because I had no trouble at all getting him out of bed. He has a great teacher... the same teacher he had last year! She had a split 1st/2nd grade class last year. This year she has a 2nd grade only class. Jonathan liked her a lot last year and even spent the summer saying (hoping) he might end up with her again. He came home saying with pride that he knew everything she went over. I think her classroom set up (though in a different room) is pretty similar to last year. Jonathan said he had a good day. I had to work hard to get details from him. The worst part was definitely his bus ride home. The ride took him one and half hours!! Last year the ride home was half an hour. I actually called the school just to make sure he didn't miss the bus. The first words out of his mouth when he got off the bus was that he didn't want to ride the bus any more. The route is totally different and his stop is one of the last stops. Still, there is no reason in this small town that it should take that long. The jury is out on what will happen with his trip home. (By the way, the ride in the morning was 45 minutes.) I am ready to pick him up from school tomorrow but my better half says we should wait a week to see if it gets better.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008