He wouldn't let me take his picture in front of all the other kids but I was able to snap a picture as he climbed the steps into the bus. I didn't cry. I thought I would but he kind of surprised me with the speed with which he raced onto the bus. I hope he didn't mind me yelling I LOVE YOU HANK as he ran.
He was all smiles getting off the bus at home after school. He pulled out the contents of his backpack. There was a napkin left over from snack and his first assignment: big A and little a, of course! That's when I cried.