Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So Guess What today Is?

Yep, the first day of Kindergarten! We live in walking distance from his school, which is great. But this is definitely a bittersweet day for us. It signifies an ending and a beginning.

See that smile on that mom's face below? Change that to silent whimpering and tears.


And it's not like it's his first time away from home. Little man is used to daycare, pre-school, and day camp. It's ME who's having a hard time.

Last night we read The Kissing Hand again, and kissed each others palms. This morning he told me that my kiss "stuck" and that he'll use it at school.


Oh how I love that little boy!

14 comments:

Neira said...

aw i hope he loves it!!!!
i cant wait for my niece to start kindergarten..one more year! its going to be so hard!

Katy said...

I hope you have a great day, I teared up reading your post!

for a different kind of girl said...

I hope he has a fantastic day and comes home this afternoon bursting with stories to tell you!

Yesterday morning, my 2nd grader and I stood at the corner waiting for the bus, and we did kissing hands for him to take to school and me to have with me during the day! Seriously, I'm nothing but mushy for little boys!

Sturgmom said...

NEVER has the term "bittersweet" held so much meaning as when I became a mom!

I hope he has such a fun day!

Dina's Days said...

I saw the little neighbor girl get on the bus this morning and her mom had a camera and all. It made me so sad! It really is a bittersweet moment. He is going to have so many stories for you today!

Lisa and Laura said...

Aww! Enjoy the extra time for writing and etc. It's always harder on the moms than the kids. Guess that means you're doing your job!

Sher said...

You're making me teary eyed just remembering it. I'm sure he'll come home and tell all the exiting things he saw and did.

Christy said...

I hope he has a great day and I hope you make it through it too! I am looking up that book now!

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww! This sounds like an ice cream afternoon, for sure!

Stephanie Faris said...

Awwww, how sweet! He's a very smart boy. Once today is overwith it'll get easier.

Finding Beauty said...

He is such a sweet little boy!! Your post is so sweet~ I can't wait to hear his little school adventure stories!!

Alicia said...

awww bittersweet indeed!! mason's in first grade now and i can't believe it!! i hope he has an awesome day at school and i hope you're doing wonderful too!!

tiffany said...

I remember that day like it was yesterday - and mine starts high school next year!! Starting school is a real milestone.

Shelli said...

girl - im with you. My daughter started 2 weeks ago. My baby is gone :( sniff