I remember my first day of school, it was rainy (just like today) and I was in a greenish plaid skirt with red barrettes and I was scared still stepping onto the bus to go to kindergarten.Â I remember the little quiet girl I sat next too looking just as blank as I felt and remember she held a flower her mother gave her to hold.
As we got ready this week for Ares first day of school I was quite lassez-faire about the whole thing, he would have fun, I’d get more work done around lunch time and maybe walk the dog a bit more…Â I almost forgot to grab my camera as we were walking out the door…
There must be something instinctual about leaving your child alone in unusual and unknown situations that creates a tidy swirl of panic in a parents insides.Â Saying it like that it’s totally reasonable that as we left the room (we went in the wrong door and ended up missing the teachers opening parent / child speech outside the mini kindergarten door that parents were NOT supposed to enter… always non-conformists there Sean and I were with luckily one more set of renegade parents trying to figure out what the teacher was saying through a dwarf door and over the rain… ) I all of a sudden wanted to run back in and grab the Bean under my arm and run… instead I stood with all the other parents watching the kids form a circle in the middle of the room as if they were guppies in a fish tank..Â We didn’t stay long because much to my surprise I got all va klempt and I was not going to be standing there making his day harder by starring and crying…
A few frames from this morning.
Walking in the rain to school
The mandatory first day of school wave, I took us to the wrong door here so we had to go to the next door after the wave, I did not recreate it at the right place as we were now late :)
Anyone notice their backpacks are as big as them, it’s actually my backpack so um yea his has to be a bit smaller.
I love this there they all are not allowed in.Â If I were one of them seeing me in the room I’d be thinking ‘how come she gets to walk her little in’Â they were all nice though when I was on their side of the glass, we were all in the same boat.
Despite the hystronics I am really really excited for him, he’s more then ready for this piece of the big big world and I think I’m ready to let him have it.
Jill C.Aww Melissa, this made me get all teary eyed. First day of school is rough, but there is so much fun to be had! Good luck with the adjustment :)