Friday, September 4, 2009

bye bye baby

My baby started Kindergarten this week. Where did all that time go. I swear he was just in diapers yesterday and drinking from a bottle. Now he's starting school and it's feels strange. I had mixed emotions when I dropped him off, it was sad yet having sent two other kids to Kindergarten and survived I knew I would be fine with Miles gone. It also helped that it was a nice sunny day and I went and visited a friend. The teacher had the kids line up against the wall and wait until all the kids had shown up and then she marched them down to their classroom. He is so much taller than the other kids that he looks a bit out of place yet emotionally he's the same as the others. Miles had brought in a shirt the night before class and asked me if it was "special" and should he wear it to school? I went into his room and he had his backpack and clothes all laid out and ready to go. When we were leaving to go to school he asked me if there would be a "welcome party" for him when he got there. I love that he was that excited and that he knows to feel welcomed and cared for, instead of feeling scared and alone. It does feel strange to be sending my last child to school. Kindergarten isn't really long enough to do anything but it is enough to have a break. It just feels strange to have him gone during the day and to know he is growing up. He's been such a momma's boy and I hope that doesn't change. When he got off the bus the first day I was ready to take photo's of him getting off the bus. He ran at me so fast yelling "mommy" that I had to brace myself so I wouldn't fall down. He's a lean kid but he's strong! That made me more weepy than when I dropped him off at school. It feels good to know you are still loved.

4 comments:

Mark said...

I love that you write these up Stac. They are our modern day versions of journals. Lets hope these stick around out there somewhere and Miles gets to read this one day.

angie said...

Thanks for the comment! What a cute little happy kindergarten boy! And what a beautiful family you have!

Heath694 said...

He looks so cute and I loved that he set out his clothes and backpack and asked about a "welcoming party." That's awesome stuff, awesome stuff! And the picture of him getting off the bus will go down in history, it's so cute!

Shellee said...

Love the one of him running to you from the bus, it's so sweet. Hard to believe how much all your kids have grown up since we met them a few years ago. It happens so fast...