Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Boy

My boy had Freshman Orientation on Friday. He was there from 8-2. 

My boy was "22% nervous and 78% excited." 

My boy made a bunch of new friends, "Mom, I have all their phone numbers in my phone." 

My boy ate lunch in the cafeteria, and ate what they were serving just like everyone else.

My boy knows all the women that work in the cafeteria (they used to work at his grade school). One of them asked me on Friday, "Will Big Bird be in his locker?" She remembers him from the days he looked like the picture above. NECBM of that.

My boy figured out where he was supposed to go and got there. "Mom, they gave me a schedule and it had all the room numbers on it, so I just looked up and found the rooms."

My boy fell asleep at his regular time today and got up at his regular time, meanwhile, I didn't sleep a wink last night, too busy trying to open his locker (unsuccessfully) all night in my dreams.

My boy hopped in his sister's car and drove off with her for his first real day today.

My boy didn't even ask if I would take him and get him to his room the first day.

My boy has plans for after school - we are going to the see his "girlfriend" play volleyball and help out in the Snack Shack.


One Mom said...

Love, love, LOVE this. Can't wait to hear how his first day went!

Jill said...

oh, that photo is priceless. time goes so fast, even though sometimes it crawls. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you! (And of Rojo too, of course!)

We've had similar milestones this fall, although A started her 4th week today so it's all old-hat by now. Used color-coding for the schedule and the school map (colors match the folders/binders for each class) because she could look at room numbers all day and still not know where to go, but it's working well. So, amazingly, is the locker.

fullsoulahead.com said...

Feeling a big sigh of relief and sending all love to your wonderful young man. Love it.




kario said...

Yahoo! The Snack Shack is back!

I hate how we can stress so much over certain milestones and then our kids simply step over them as if they are mere cracks in the sidewalk. Damn those obstinate, independent kids! Damn them for adjusting easier than we thought and not needing us as much as we feared (hoped).

Love you all!

Dee said...

An amazing day. An amazing Rojo. An amazing mother. And a memory treasured for the rest of your life.

Elizabeth said...

If there were a symbol for a GIGANTIC smile, that's what I'd type here.

Tanya Savko said...

So very happy about this. Ecstatic. All the love, all the work in getting him to this point. Look at him go. xo

Leslie said...

This post just left me all warm and gushy feeling inside.....GO ROJO, GO CARRIE!!!

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Anonymous said...

This is FANTASTIC - you always have such great posts!!! While mine are so often filled with questions - yours always seem full of answers...........