Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And So It Begins....

Or in mama's eyes "And so it ends...." or at least that's how I've been feeling. Starting Kindergarten in "real" school really feels like the end of "childhood" to me. I can't help but think that this is the beginning of the one constant that will take us to adulthood.

Yea, I know, my cup is half full. :)

Leave me alone.

I'll fill it back up soon enough.

For now I'm content to be a little down that my "baby" is no longer a baby.

I need to wallow the appropriate amount of time in this "moment in time". :)

Am I the only one that feels/felt this way or just the only one crazy enough to admit it? At least I know Tracy was crying into the pb&j's too!! ;)

August 17, 2009
1st Day of Kindergarten
Jake was excited about his first day and a little nervous at the same time. He did not know anyone in his class, nor did I know a soul at the school (farther than knowing their name!).

I never realized just how difficult it would be to send my child into a place where I knew no one. It is hard. Especially on control-freak moms. I guess that's why we are the first to volunteer at school....gives us a little sense of control over the situation...along with a little insight into how things work there!

Jake was very quiet walking in....daddy took the day off to be able to walk him in and then take care of mom for the rest of the day (aka occupy her time until school was out). He walked right into class very willingly and that was that. I made it to the car and did not have any tears until I actually had to drive away and leave him there. Leave??? Without him??? Oh, the anguish!!! And to think I'd been praying for this day to come for so long (free all day childcare and all!). Oh, how my mind was so easily changed.....

He didn't say much about his day and for a mom that needs every detail...this was very hard!

He said he was not the tallest kid nor the shortest. He said he liked his teachers and that he wanted to eat school lunch the next day. He also "needed" money to buy ice cream. That was about all he shared with us that day.

This little one's first day was not nearly as traumatic for me. She has the same teacher Jake had last year, at the same preschool, with mom right down the hall. Nothing scary there. :)

August 25, 2009
1st Day of 4 Year Old Kindergarten
Ella Kate was fine with class because she knew most of the children there and she also knew her teacher. We're hoping for a good year this year just like the last!!

Ella Kate & Addie

With her teacher, Ms. Leigh
I remember taking this same exact picture last year on Jake's first day of 4K, but she just seems so much younger!!! (she is in fact 9 months younger than he was but STILL!!!)

I already have stories about Jake's first week of school to share, but I'll wait until a later post to get into all that. ;) You know it has to be eventful if Jake's involved!!


Stacy said...

I shed some tears too! It is hard leaving them somewhere that you really know nothing about! But Jake is doing great,just wait to EK goes to "real" school..lol.

Stacy said...

Oh by the way I really like the new look:)

Natalie Kellett said...

I cant say from experience. But I bet I will be just like that. I just cant believe how big both of them are getting. I hope EK is our ss class....=) We should do lunch oneday b/c it has been forever since I have really talked with you! Have a great week!! Oh yeah I remember my first day there at reidville!! Gosh time flies!

Corrie said...

He looks so big standing there in front of that sign! I miss you guys too! I hate that when Jake finally gets up to big K5, I'm not there! I saw your comment on my blog post. Shoot me an email any time! :)

Tracy said...

I like the new look and I love what you had to say! AND I AM SO GLAD YOU UPDATED YOUR BLOG! You know other people depend on you for reading material!
Thanks for the shoutout!

Jennifer said...

I tear up while reading this... I did the crying to when all of mine started school esp w/ Ryan since he was the first.. But we know Tyler is the last of everything I have been having a hard time w/ him moving up to 1st grade and having real homework and test.. I pray you both have a great school year.

snookmama said...

Girl, I cannot even imagine. I think I am having a slight panic attack for you, from one cf to another. :)
Good thing you do know Someone in that school. "then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." Ps 91:10-12

Kelly said...

Obviously Aunt kk was worried about him too, wasn't she the one who called to check on him when Mimi didn't ? Don't worry maybe he'll take after me and you'll get to send him to school until he's 30 The first day isn't nearly as hard then, I know Rodney enjoys my first day LOL