Sep 4, 2012


The day he turned 5....9 months ago....he was ready to go.The backpacks were bought, and he totally went off the grid and almost wouldn't take it off. Clothes laid out the night before and lunch was made. The short ride there was filled with talk of how wonderful school would be, his expectations were pretty high. We walked into the school hand in hand and he witnessed the first day of school chaos, I felt his small hand tighten in mine. "Mom, it sure is busy in here today" Trepidation creeped into his voice, my heart sank,  but I made my voice sound chipper and confident "Yes, but we know right where we are going and Mrs. L can't wait for you to get there". We walked into his beloved classroom that we had just visited a few days ago, and the assisant teacher hadn't shown up yet.  Our sweet teacher has the largest class of kindergarteners...also added to our corner of the school this year, 200 pre K kids. We walked to the breakfast line and there were 50 kids in line. None knowing what to do, and one lady to pass out breakfast.  I put Kevin in line and said I was going to help and would be right back.  Well, you know the story here, I get busy and the next thing I know there is Kevin and I am handing him his breakfast. "Big boy, you stayed in line. YEA!! Go to your seat and I will come and say goodbye". Yup....time continues to fly and then school starts.  I begin to panic and tell the breakfast woman I have to go say goodbye to my boy.  The teacher wants to get started on time, so I had no time to spend with him, just a quick goodbye.  I look back, I know big mistake, and I see him with his arms out and his face breaking as he says "Mama??" I muttered a quick love you and hurried out the door.  I was unable to see as I stumbled to the car blinded by tears. How blessed I am to have Claire's wonderful teacher to drop by and give him a hug and me an update. SIGH.

He ran from school with a huge smile and a report of "Mom, I want to come here everyday!!" Made my morning tears seem far away.  Happy Kindergarten year big boy.....we love you to infinity and beyond!!

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