The big day has finally arrived! Our little Logan boy is officially in Kindergarten! I can hardly believe it. This morning was nothing like I pictured it….but mornings usually aren’t. I had a big family breakfast in mind with a small gift for Logan and a morning full of celebration. What happened was the kids eating peanut butter toast while me and Jared got ready, me waking up feeling like I had been hit by a cement truck, and a less than awesome celebration. Thank goodness Logan was super excited and didn’t even notice the lack of fireworks and party hats.
He got all spiffed up in his polo shirt and shorts and looked like a million bucks. His first task on his “finding new girlfriends” list was the outfit. Checkmark on that!
Then of course came the pictures. Thank goodness the boys are used to their photographer obsessed mother.
We said our goodbyes before climbing in the car and I have to say not a single tear was shed. I was crying inside but I definitely didn’t want Logan to see me upset. There was no way I was going to damper his excitement.
The drop off line was insane. Clever certainly does not have a very good system. You would think a building full of really educated people could figure out a better way to drop kids off……but hasn’t happened yet. Right before letting Logan out of the car we realized we forgot his lunch at home. The mother who is usually so organized and prepared forgot her kids lunch on the first day. Yea I’m not winning mother of the year awards this morning. Thankfully, he didn’t miss a beat and hopefully we can get that to the school before he goes for lunch. Yikes!!
The most bittersweet moment of my life was watching my big boy walk into school. There is something about watching your child walk into a building by themselves that swells your heart with pride while bringing tears to your eyes. He has come such a long way and the confidence he has gained in the past year just blows me away.
I feel a little sad today but more than that I feel so thankful and accomplished. I’m thankful that I have been given such a precious boy and so accomplished that we have prepared him for this day in the best way we know how. He is healthy, happy and smart and I think me and Jared get to take a little credit for that. So I feel proud of us too. 🙂
A Letter to my Son
I am hoping to start a tradition of writing my kids letters on their first day of school every year. It might be cheesy but I want them to have something forever that reminds them how much I love them and am proud of them.
This is him ‘reading’ it this morning. I managed to read it out loud to him without shedding a single tear. Another victory for me!! Yay
Here it is:
My Dear Logan Boy,
Today is the big day! I can’t believe you are starting your journey into kindergarten. It seems like yesterday I was holding you for the very first time and looking into those big blue eyes. We are so proud of you and the big boy you have turned out to be. Mommy and Daddy are so honored we get to call you our son. We will be here every day no matter what. You are an amazing boy and we love you more than the whole world.
Now, go put on your superhero cape, flash that smile and conquer the kindergarten world.
Love you forever,
Time to grab the kleenexes…..