Jacob started second grade last week. As we stood on the front porch snapping the annual "first day of school picture," I was overwhelmed by this feeling that we were JUST HERE taking pictures on his first day of kindergarten. So this seems like as good a time as any to run through the photo progression:
My baby's growing up. *sniff* So far he's always been excited to start school, so the first day of school is fun for all of us. Second grade is going really well - Jacob already had to apply for a class job. He decided not to run for mayor -- too much responsibility -- and applied for two positions, librarian and lunchroom helper. After a competitive interview process, he got the lunchroom helper job. Responsibilities include "making sure the class is following the rules" and "checking to see that our table is not a huge mess." David and I submitted references on Jacob's behalf, emphasizing his lifelong interest in following everybody's rules except ours, as well as his disdain for huge messes. We think he'll do a fantastic job. We're proud of our boy.