I accidentally booked a vacation that overlapped with Red’s first day of kindergarten. School started the day after the solar eclipse, and went back especially early in August. I was annoyed with myself, but the trip was booked. He could start the next day.
And instead we spent a glorious day biking around Ponderosa State Park in McCall, one of my favorite parks to visit with the kids. Red, who was excited, but a little anxious to be starting kindergarten, spent the day doing all the things he loved best, biking, playing in the water, eating vacation food. And started kindergarten without all the hype associated with the real first day of school. I think it worked out well!