You see, Friday was my baby's first day of kindergarten.
I thought I was prepared for it, and I even joked about crying on the big day. But I didn't think I'd actually sob.
Yep... I sobbed.
No matter how tough I think I am, my kids can turn me to mush in the blink of an eye. They have the most profound effect on me... every milestone, success, failure and hurt they experience affects me like it's my own. All parents can relate, because our kids mean the world to us.
So, even though my son was every bit the seasoned kindergartener on that sunny Friday morning, I cried. When his new teacher asked him if he was a senior kindergartener (it's a JK/SK split class), my heart soared. It reinforced what I already knew deep down - that my little man is a loveable, fun, social creature, and so ready for this new adventure!
Once the bell rang I moved on with my day, and it was a productive one. I returned to the school refreshed and ready to take on the world.
My little guy was waiting on the playground, all smiles, and ran into my arms when he saw me.
"Mommy!" he shouted, "I had a great day!"
I didn't expect anything less. :)
How did your child's first day of school go? We're they nervous, or cool as a cucumber? We'd love to hear all about it, including any tips you used to prepare for the big day. Feel free to comment below, share on our Facebook wall, or tweet us!
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