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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A BitterSweet Mommy Moment

Yesterday was my baby boy's first day of Kindergarten. 
While I was very excited for him to begin this amazing journey, I cried like a baby.  I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone, and It feels like only yesterday I was bringing him home from the hospital.  He has grown into a such an amazing little man, and has taught me so much about who I am and the type of person that I strive to be.  As parents it's our job to teach our children, but in the end, it's our children who teach us. 
I have been so lucky to have the opportunity to stay home with my children, and I wouldn't trade anything in the world for the time that I have gotten, and the memories that we have made together. 

So of course we got to school, found his seat, and he promptly told me:  "You can leave now Mom". Wait, What? Since when did he start not wanting me around?  I guess it was bound to happen sometime, I just thought I would have a little more time.  It was quite the experience watching him from afar as he met new kids and actually listened to his teacher.  He made my heart swell with every smile and facial expression as he took in his new surroundings, everything was just so cool.  He saw the computers eventually and got so excited about practicing his 'computer genius' skills.  (when asked what my son wants to be when he grows up he states:  A Computer Genius.  Yep, that's my boy! 

He was excited to have his Best Friend in his class and mommy was really thankful that they ended up not getting seats next to each other. (Phew...that may have been disastrous)  As we took our tour around the school, did he want to walk with me...of course not...he wanted to walk with his "Best Girl Friend". 

Once we got home, he was begging to go back, and looking forward to his next day.  The second day will be harder for mom, as I will have to leave this time.  I think I will bring a box of tissues with me just in case. 
And even though it will take me some time to get used to him not being here with me, and I will miss him terribly, I look forward to hearing about his days at school and all the wonderful things he is learning and doing. 

It sure is a bittersweet moment watching them grow up.

1 comment:

  1. My first had his first day of kindergarten too! He started in August though :-(