Today was a BIG day for Jackson. Today he went to the first day of kindergarten. He was so excited, and said that he would help any of the kids that were sad and he would help them find a friend.
I didn't cry. I thought I would. I was extremely proud of my bald headed little guy. He lined up with the other kids, waved goodbye and went right into the class. He was confident, and not at all afraid that he looks different because he doesn't have hair.
If everything goes as well as we hope, he will get to go to about 60% of this school year.
I get to go to his class tomorrow and talk to the kids about Jackson and how he has cancer. I am not really sure what I will say, but I'll get to talk about the monkey that will sit in Jackson's chair when he's not there. It's a wonderful program that we learned about at the hospital through the child life specialist. You can read more about it here. Jackson LOVES his monkey- it came in the mail today (perfect timing). Jackson decided to name his monkey "Charlie".