You know what the hardest part about being a mom is? Letting go. Yesterday my baby started kindergarten. It's such an exciting time for him, and I'm excited right along with him, but for me it's bitter-sweet. I'm pretty tough most of the time, but sometimes I can be a real sissy!
I was fine while he was getting ready. I was fine on the walk to school. I was fine waiting inside the door of the school. Then as we were all being herded down the hallway to the kindergarteners' classrooms, the 1st and 2nd grade teachers were standing outside their doors saying stuff like "Here come the kindergarteners!" and "Welcome to school!" I just about lost it. My eyes became wet. I pulled it together before my son could see me.
As my baby boy was hanging up his sparkly new Spiderman backpack and exploring his new surroundings all I could think about was the last five-and-a-half years. As his father and I were trying to get his attention so we could say goodbye, I was thinking how independent he has become and how starting kindergarten is a new chapter in his life. Then as I stepped across the threshold of the kindergarten door to leave, the tears I had been fighting back broke through and started trickling down my cheeks. Thank goodness it didn't last long, but even now just thinking about it gets me choked up.
On to the pictures!
Both boys all ready to go.
On their way!
In front of the school sign. This is an annual shot. My older boy hates it, but he humors me.
Levi in his classroom making friends. He is definitely NOT a shy kid!
I hope you all have had a wonderful summer!
Remember your blessings!