This morning we got up, ate breakfast, brushed teeth, and got dressed. However, today was unlike any other day we have experienced here at The Children’s Nook. Today was my 5 year old’s first day of kindergarten. This was a big milestone for my son and for me as a mamma. I packed his lunch and my hubby went into work late so he could walk with us down the street as a family to wait for the school bus. I watched my son skip across the street to get onto the school bus. He happily sat in the front seat with the neighbor boy from across the street. Aidan waved to me from the bus with excitement pulsing from every inch of his body. The boy was so excited I thought he might bounce out of his seat! My husband jokes that he is not sure who he is more proud of…..our son for getting on the bus with no fear or sadness, or his mamma for not crying. I have to admit I was surprised I did not cry in the moment; however, I was determined not to cry because I didn’t want my son to lose his excitement for the day. I will admit that I did spend quite a bit of my morning looking through his baby pictures and thinking about what he may be doing at school today. Did your little one start school today? If your babies are older, do you remember their first day?
As parents we work so hard to try and raise bright independent little people yet it is so scary to hand those precious babies over to strangers. For the first time in our lives, he has spent the day with a bus driver I don’t know and a building full of teachers I do not know either. I am so excited for him to continue to learn and grow both intellectually as well as emotionally, but I can’t help but be a little sad that my baby is growing up. Okay, I’m going to go have that cry now.