Now fast forward 5 years and now he is in "big boy" school. I have to say I am a little emotional about all of this - but I didn't and I don't want to cry in front of the boy.
Today was orientation and parents were suppose to come for 1 hour to get familiar with the school, the teacher and other students. I didn't even know about this??? WTH??? To back up a little bit last Thursday they posted the classroom schedule and teacher assignment at 4pm - I was there at 4:01 and the line was already long. I looked over the list and found him quickly. I took a picture of the list and ran home. Our school has a website and I looked up his teacher. I thought I would be pro-active and email his teacher and introduce ourselves. I told her that my hubby and I are both working parents and we wouldn't be seeing her that much. Well I got a reply right away and she said - oh Didn't you know that the 1st day is orientation and parents stay for the 1st hour?? What??? No??? OMG thankfully she told us. Because today EVERY parent was there - I would have felt horrible if our son was the only one with out a parent.
Our son was ready with his backpack and lunchbox, new clothes and shoes and then it happened - the upset-ness, the crying, I want to go home, I want my sister, mommyyyy please take me home. My heart was being pulled in every direction. We talked to him softly and tried to be as supporting as we could. We walked in to the class room with 31 other students and it didn't get any better - however there were a few other students not wanting to leave their mommy's either - woo wee.
The teacher was very sweet and was helpful with our questions at the end they read this cute book about a raccoon not wanting to go to school and his mom telling him it will be ok. At the end the teacher had every child blow a kiss to us and say good-bye and we walked out. All I wanted to do was RUN as fast as possible because if not I would want to take him home.
NOW my hubby well he isn't emotional about this at ALL. Is that a man thing? Because this is a big step - BIG BOY REAL school. He has to go to a new school, new teachers, new students, they can't help in the bathroom ( I know yes he can go by himself but still). I am just a MOM who loves him so much.
|What a big boy!!!|
|Ready for School|
|She is going to miss him|