Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I love my Kindergartner

Today might have been the hardest day of my mothering experience. Today was Atley's first day of Kindergarten. And while he is only gone for 3 and 1/2 hours, the thought of him being old enough to be an elementary student is a little sad for me. It is the end of an era. I haven't even been inside of a public school since the day I quit teaching for his impending birth. Now I guess we have come full circle. He seems to have a great teacher and the class is small, so I am sure he is going to have a great experience. He told me it was way "more funner" than preschool. (Let's hope they work on his grammar) He even won an award for being respectful! Wow, where did that come from? Way to go Atley.

I was crying when we took him and then when I saw the picture of him walking with his daddy and making new friends I cried some more. I know it won't be long until he won't let us hold his hand while we walk him into the school building. But I also know how important this step is in his young life and how much fun he will have making new friends and learning new things. It was a bitter sweet day!


The Hasletts said...

Don't feel bad. I cried too the first day I took Ashtyn to Kindergarten . They instantly grow up the minute they walk through the school doors. Hang in there! Proud of ya Atley! Way to go buddy!!!

Roscoe and Daisy said...

You were very brave! I think every mother sheds a tear or two when they send their child of to school. That will be next year for me with Karson. He looks so big and old in that hallway at school he fits right in. Way to go Atley on getting that award!

April said...

I'm not looking forward to that day, but I'm sure you did great. I think every mom is entitled to tears, especially when it is your first kid. Atley looks like he was having a good time. I'm sure he'll love it and have a great time!