Today was Jack’s 1st day of a wonderful program we have in MN, called “Kindergarten Here We Come.”
He sat in the front room window for 25 minutes waiting to go. He got dressed and brushed his teeth without being asked several times. He walked fast down the half block to get to the stop, and CHEERED when the bus arrived. He’s so ready. I’m not.
I had spoken to Robin about this very day 3 months ago and my worries/fears about it. I knew I would be a mess, she told me it was better because it prepares us (meaning the Mommies) for the actual 1st day.
The truth is, he will be fine.
As you can see from these photos, he’s grinning from ear to ear.
He’s already asked if I have to meet him at the bus, or can he “walk back home on my own.”
No Jack, your Mother is a bit too helicopter parent for that. :)
That was to be the end of the post, other then mentioning that we loved him (which I still do at the end here)…
Then the afternoon happened….
Joe got a 5 yr old guilt trip for not seeing Jack off to the bus, so he rushed home to meet Jack’s bus. I’d been told by a neighbor with older kids on the bus that he’d be off by “12:15-12:20″. Joe showed up. Started the water to boil for lunch, and we headed down the street at 12:12 to met Jack.
In our excitement to see him, I took several photos of this bus coming toward us, which passed us right by.
and at 12:35 Joe said “the water is boiling at home now and I’m worried” He then walked home and came back.
At 12:45 we called my mom who lives a block from the school to head there, and just as she hung up, here was the bus.
and… to our relief, our sweet boy…….
Happy, Excited, and a little tired.
You are a wonderful, outgoing, friendly, caring and a respectful kid. Daddy and I love you to the moon and back. We are so very excited for you to be such a big kid and start this wonderful new chapter of your life. We are proud of the person you are. We are lucky to call you our son.
Momma & Dad.
P.S. less then 5 minutes after you left this morning, Luke asked to “go home and get my back pack so I can ride the bus too.”
Mommy is not even close to ready for this Lukey.