Today is Jedi’s last day of 1st grade. He’ll be there for 2 hours this morning to pick up a report card and say goodbyes, before coming home. For the entire summer. 3 long months.
In honor of the occasion, a list of what we’ve learned this year:
- 1st grade math is not a strong subject for either of us. I’m afraid I may have to acquire a calculator by next fall.
- Jedi likes girls. A lot of girls.
- Look nice when attending school events, because they will take pictures and they will post those pictures online.
- School portraits are much more hassle and more meaningful than I would have ever previously imagined.
- Don’t buy expensive supplies. They just get lost/broken/passed around.
- Kindergarten is more fun than 1st grade.
- Jedi’s teachers have said he has problems adjusting to change, but it seems to me he’s done remarkably well.
- I will proudly and without hesitation turn into “that mom” whenever my child receives any kind of award at a ceremony.
- Jedi is not very good at sports, but he likes to run.
- When you keep your child home because he doesn’t feel well, most times he will magically feel better an hour later. Though not always.
- Bullies can sometimes turn into best friends.
- You become the most popular kid in class when you bring an iPad to recess.
- Bananas that have burst open in a backpack are gross to clean out.
- Any day is a good day when you get to play on the school computers.
- It’s a lot quieter when Jedi isn’t home. I miss him during the day, so I’ll be glad to spend the summer with him. But I’m already counting down until he goes back as a 2nd grader, with Buzz attending kindergarten. Now that I’m looking forward to.