He even took a bath!
However, he is really worried about something.
Yesterday I asked him if he was excited for school to start, and he showed me how excited he was by smiling as big as his face would let him.
Then I gave him the news that caused him to worry.
"Max, I think you're going to miss me while you're at school."
He rolled his eyes.
"In fact, I think you're going to miss me so much that I should probably just come with you."
He shook his head "No Mom, the only grown ups there will be the teachers."
"Oh, I'm sure they won't mind, I'll be very quiet."
"No Mom, there won't be enough chairs there. You won't have a place to sit."
I thought for a moment then said "I know! I can sit on your chair, and you can sit on my lap!"
"No Mom, the chairs are too little!"
"OK, then maybe I can bring one of our folding chairs and just sit next to you."
"NO MOM! You can't come to school with me!"
"Max, I really think that you're going to miss me too much. I need to come with you."
Then he says "You should just drive me to school and drop me off at the front doors with the kids and I will walk in by myself!"
"I don't know," I said "What if I drive you to school, drop you off at the front doors, then park in the parking lot and walk in the school?"
Then he got a little testy.
"Look mom, HERE'S THE DEAL! You will drive me to the school and DROP ME OFF at the front doors, then you will GO HOME!!"
While he was saying this, he waved his arms around kind of like one of those guys who directs the airplanes to the gates. All he needed was the big flashlights. I might have snickered a bit, because really, it was funny.
Then he says "Look, I'm SERIOUS, see, I'm wearing my SERIOUS FACE!"
And he was indeed wearing his serious face, although in my opinion, it looked a little bit more like his "I just smelled something bad face"
"Hmmm" I said "So exactly what do you think I should do when I get home? I'll be there all by myself."
Max told me that I should get some work done.
"No, I think I should probably take a nap."
"Mom!" he said with a big sigh, obviously trying to hide his exasperation "You can't go back to sleep after you drop us off, because then you will just dream about missing me."
So then I asked him if it would be OK if I just stood outside and watched him through the window of his classroom.
He shook his head and walked away.
That kid is seriously going to miss me.