Today was Romania's first day of school at the Charter school. He was so excited, he was ready to leave the house at 7:50. We didn't need to leave until 8:20. It's about 10 miles away and takes about 20 minutes. We were the first ones there! The principal greeted us and took us into the gym to wait for the busload of students coming in. Since this was the first day back from break, she wanted to remind everyone of the rules and introduce new students. Romania sat right with his class like he'd been there all year. One thing I can say about his personality is that he's not afraid to go into a new situation. He just starts talking to kids and then he's got a "new best friend".
It would have been nice not to have Egypt and Holland with me. They were all over the place; complaining of hunger, boredom, stomachaches, rolling around on the floor, asking to take things home that didn't belong to us. I just wanted to stand there and watch Romania in his new surroundings and take it all in. But how can you do that when a three year-old is complaining that you're hurting her arm - very loudly.
I showed Romania a picture of his teacher online last night. This morning Romania spotted him in the hall and shouted "hey, there's Mr. Vogel!" He's the only male teacher there and right away I liked him. He's very friendly and seems easy-going. Not the kind of person to overreact to little boys moving around.
Romania gets out of school at 3:33. He wanted to ride the bus home. I can't wait to hear all about his first day at school!