Today was the first day of kindergarten for little Tommy Jenkins and he was so excited that he couldn’t wait to get there. He got up out of bed and hurried to grab some clothes and once his mother got him dressed he grabbed his little backpack and ran past his mother out the door to the car. His mother let him inside the car and he buckled up and was telling his mother to hurry up. He was very excited to go to school since his older brother and sister were in school.
Once his mother was inside the car, she started it up and they were on their way. All Tommy get saying was “are we there, mommy?””are we there?”.All his mother could do was tell him “not yet sweetie”. When she made the turn into the school driveway, she was afraid he was going to jump out of the car. She pulled up in front of the school and got out to go around the car to his side to let him out and gave him a big kiss before he shot off into the school house. It took her a minute to let him go and be a big boy.
Once he found his class, he walked inside and met his teacher. She was pleased to meet him and found him to be very polite. She asked the children to take a seat before class begins and they started their first day of kindergarten. Tommy went and sat down next to a young girl who had long brown pigtails and blue eyes. He introduced himself to her before paying attention to the teacher.
They had a full day of coloring, finger painting, and story time. Tommy was enjoying school very much and making a lot of friends.He did love recess and playing in the sandbox with others. It was a great day for school with the sun shining and the kids all playing. Tommy didn’t know about girls but played with everyone equally. One of the girls took a liking to Tommy and was always smiling at him. He only smiled back to be polite. He wasn’t interested in girls too much and always listened to his big brother when he says that girls have cooties.
So, after a day full of playing and having fun, it was time to go home for the day. When Tommy ran outside he saw his mother waiting for him. He ran right into her arms and she gave him a big kiss. When she asked how his day went, he was still excited and told his mother all the wonderful things he did and the friends he made. She was glad that Tommy had a great first day of school, and he very much looked forward to tomorrow.
That evening, Tommy sat at the dinner table eating and telling his dad about his first day of kindergarten. His dad was very pleased with how his day went and hoped he was excited for the next day. Tommy was so excited that after he finished his dinner, he ran upstairs to take his bath. He told his mother that he wanted to hurry up and go to bed so he could go to school again. His mother just smiled and gave him his bath. When she got him out of the bathtub and got him dressed for bed, he kissed her really fast and ran into his room jumping into his bed. She followed him into his room and tucked him in kissing his forehead and saying “good night, sweetie”.
That very next day, Tommy was up before anyone else brushing his teeth and making his cereal. His mother heard him in the kitchen and got up from her bed. She walked into the kitchen and saw Tommy sitting at the table eating his cereal and she walked over to brew some coffee. She asked him how he slept and he answered her with “I thought about school the whole night” and his mother just smiled at him. After he was done eating he ran upstairs to get himself dressed. Tommy’s mother was sitting at the table drinking her coffee when Tommy came running back downstairs dressed and with his backpack in tow.
His mother told him it wasn’t time to go yet so he sat at the table with his mother while she drank her coffee. He began asking her every few minutes “Is it time to go yet?” and she kept replying “No Tommy it isn’t time to go yet”. Tommy’s mother was amazed at how excited he was to go to school. He acted like he had ants in his pants and looked forward to seeing his teacher again. This made Tommy’s mother very happy. His brother and sister had already left for school when Tommy’s mother informed him it was time to go. Tommy grabbed his backpack and ran out the front door heading for the car. When his mother got outside she saw Tommy standing there waiting on her to let him inside. She arrived at the car and unlocked the doors and opened it up for Tommy to quickly jump inside. She reached in and buckled him up and he started telling his mother “let’s go, mommy, let’s go”. She got inside the car and they were off.
As they drove towards school, Tommy’s mother kept looking into the rearview mirror at her son who was looking around with this big smile on his face. She couldn’t help but giggle a little at his demeanor. As they pulled up in front of the school, Tommy was already unbuckling himself and grabbing his backpack. His mother opened the door and out jumped Tommy kissing his mother really fast and then running towards his class. She could barely make out her son yelling back at her telling her he would see her after school. She watched as her son disappeared into the crowd of children before getting back into the car and heading off.
While in class, Tommy paid close attention to his teacher and learning everything he could. He still found it difficult to sit still with excitement. When recess came, he quickly ran outside and jumped into the sandbox and started playing in the sand. A few of the other children joined him including a girl named Melissa. Tommy noticed her smiling at him during class but he paid her no attention. She walked up to him in the sandbox and asked if she could play with him? Tommy said it was okay, so they started building sand castles with motes around them and telling stories of how the knights would defend the castle against enemies.
Tommy found it to be very fun playing castles with a girl and they had a great time telling their stories. Every recess they came out to play in the very same sandbox and telling different stories each time. The next day, Tommy brought a couple of his cars to school and Melissa and Tommy would race them around little tracks they built in the sand. Tommy was having a good time with Melissa and they played every day together.
Until one day while they were playing, the teacher blew the whistle to come back inside and before Tommy could get fully on his feet from the sand, Melissa leaned over and kissed him on the mouth. Tommy just stood there for a moment with his mouth hung open and stared at her. He couldn’t believe what she just did and began wiping his mouth stating that girls had cooties. Tommy had to deal with that kiss the rest of the day until it was time to go home.
After school was over, Tommy met his mother running up to her and quickly telling her that Melissa kissed him. His mother smiled and asked him how he liked it? Tommy’s reply was “girls have cooties” and his mother just laughed. She told Tommy he just had his first kindergarten kiss. Tommy was not happy at all and couldn’t wait to get into the car and go home. All the way home, Tommy kept wiping his mouth and telling his mother he needed to go to the doctor because now he has cooties. His mother just laughed and told him he was going to live and they drove home with Tommy talking about his first kiss.