Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kindergarten to Middle School, a Glance Back

The following was written by me on August 21, 2006. The original is actually in a scrapbook, remember those days? It has never before been published at The 4-Crow's, but seems fitting today as my little man takes another "first". Today he went to Middle School for the first time. He actually has a locker, seven different teachers and seven different classrooms. He looks me in the eye now and our weight both contains three numbers. He plays football, loves basketball and excels and both. Makes A's and B's, mostly A's. He is becoming a man, a fine God-fearing one. I am a very proud Moma. 

I love you Braden Chase, you make me so proud to be your Moma!

Braden- August 21, 2006

Braden's First Day of School

The night before school began, the Crow household was still in planning, Mommy and Daddy had made arrangements with wort to go in late and to take off early to ensure that Braden knew where to go and how to get there. However, there was still a debate, should they walk him to his classroom or not? Didn't the sermon that day at church talk about marital agreements? Mommy made one call to Grandma Betty to learn about "Baby" Jason's first day and solved that with no problems. it was settled, mommy and Daddy would take him to The Learning Center to catch his buts, follow the bus, watch him get off and then walk him back to The Learning Center.

On the morning of August 21, 2006, Braden woke up to a bright and beautiful day at 6:13am. His first day of kindergarten! He dressed up in his jean shorts, his black Broken Arrow t-shirt and his new Skechers tennis shoes. he ate a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal. At 7:25am, he grabbed his Superman backpack and got into the Pacifica with Mommy and Daddy. They drove to The Learning Center at The Church at BattleCreek where Braden left at 8:15am to go to school on the "short bus", Mommy and Daddy followed closely behind. Once he arrived at Liberty Elementary, he unloaded and was sent to the gym. Mommy and Daddy came and got him and walked him to his classroom. mommy was dabbing the tears and flashing the camera. When Braden finally arrived down the long hallway to Mrs. Bules' room, he took one last picture before his "big" day and then he looked over and hugged his Mommy and asked in front of his teacher and the class "Mommy are you gonna cry?" Mrs. Bules smiled at Mommy and Braden. Mommy and Daddy gave him one more hug and kiss and told him to have a wonderful first day.

Lunchtime was a new experience for Braden, he walked to the cafeteria and had corn dogs, french fries and pineapple. he only had two choices for drinks, milk and chocolate milk. He chose the chocolate and informed his parents that he did not get a leg cramp (inside story). He also had ketchup, and guess what, had to get it by himself, well there is a first time for everything.

Braden's first day of school started out sunny, but soon turned cloudy and rainy. The skies dumped about three inches of rain and the school and neighborhood lost power until about 5:15 that evening. Braden met two friends. A girl in his class, who hasn't told him her name yet, and an older boy who rides the bus with him in the afternoon. At 3:40, school was dismissed. Braden cried a little because he couldn't find where to go to get on his bus, his "new older friend" helped him.

Mommy and Daddy were unable to get to the school on time since the traffic was backed up for a mile due to the power outage so when Braden arrived after school at The Learning Center, they were anxiously awaiting his arrival. They met him as he got off the bus, camera ready. Braden went in and went immediately for a snack Mommy and Daddy had to make him leave. Braden told Mommy and Daddy that Mrs. Bules was really nice when kids cry. He also told all about riding the "short" bus and the "long" bus. All in all, Braden had a wonderful first day of school. His Daddy asked him the golden question, "Do you want to go back?" and Braden gave the golden answer, "Yes"!

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