(alternately titled "Free at Last!")
Today was Danny's first day of school, finally. His preschool doesn't begin until after Labor Day, which really was only annoying because Clare started nearly a month ago. Not that this bothered Danny, mind you. In fact, when I mentioned to him yesterday, in my oh-so-eager voice, that school would be starting today, his response was, "Aw, not again!" Fortunately, he was perfectly cheerful about going today, and "happy as a clam" at school according to one eyewitness. A far cry from last year, certainly!
So today marks Danny's first day as a VCLC Dolphin, and the first time he is treading in the same footsteps as Clare, who was also a Dolphin. Last year Danny was a Cub at VCLC, but since Clare went to a different preschool when she was two, there wasn't the direct comparison. Not that there will be too much of one this year, either, given that Danny has a completely new set of teachers. Which is a good thing, because they are completely different kids, and I can tell they will be very different types of students, too. I don't necessarily mean that disparagingly, as Danny has recently demonstrated more academic prowess than I gave him credit for possessing. I mostly just think it will be interesting. He has a load of charm, so we'll see if he learns to use it to his advantage!