My baby boy started first grade today! He is no longer a lowly kindergartner, but an actual grader, moving one step higher on the totem pole. Compared to last year, the day was fairly anti-climactic and calm. It will take some adjusting back to the early morning schedule, plus he will have a longer day of classes, but we were all excited to get back in the swing of things. I'm a little nervous about this year, his teacher and the school, but Porter managed to make it all seem like no big deal. He actually asked me (in a quiet little voice) this morning if maybe I could not go with him. A request that sadly was not honored (I thought I had a few years before he didn't want me around), but I think that an after school ice cream treat more than made up for it. Growing up and moving forward!