Thursday, August 14, 2008

First day of School

Well, I made it through the first day of Kindergarten without too many tears! Yes, I cried. I really thought I was ready, and I thought going through this five years previously had prepared me for letting another one go. I was mistaken. I watched as my "baby", put away his backpack, lunchbox and water bottle. I watched as he sat down next to his buddies from last year. I watched him settle in, and then without warning I could feel the dropping of my heart, and could feel my eyes swell with tears.

It was not all sad tears, there were happy ones too. Nolan told me the night before he was ready for kindergarten. When he got home I asked him, what did you do today Nolan"Nofing",I can't believe that answer starts one day after Kindergarten. Last year he could talk non stop of his days activities in the pre-K class.

So now we are on day two and I ask him,"well tell me one thing you did today. He says,"we read, we can already read you know?" It was a challenge. "Oh, so you have been in Kindergarten for one day and can already read, that's impressive". "Actually, I've been in Kindergarten two days!". Well at least I know he is good at math! So I asked him, "How do you like Kindergarten". He said,"It makes me tired. Its alot of work learning those letters!". He has no idea!


Ann said...

He is sooo cute!! Squeeze him for me. Time just seems to fly by and ages us quicker than we can blink. Yuk.

Saver those special moments. It seems like yesterday Ryan was in kindergarten....he is in the 11th grade now....sob,sob. Can I borrow Nolan for a day or two?

Love you,

D's Mom said...

Can someone please pass me a tissue!!! Now I know I wil need a medic when D goes to school!

elsja said...

awww I love it!! :) Don;t they just grow up too fast? My nephew is starting 3rd grade and I now think he is officially old. :)

jumbled up and complicated. very discombobulated. said...


Nolan is just too cool for school! Oh my gosh he looks so grown up!!!!!!!! This is too weird!!!!

No more baby cousins :(
...but it sure is fun to watch them grow up!!! :)