Andrew started kindergarten. I think I was maybe a little more emotional with Andrew than when Noah started. Andrew has been by my side all the time. No matter where I am at in the house he comes and plays beside me.
He came an got in bed with me at 6:30 on the big day. Just for a little while I got to think of him as my little boy not the big kindergartner that he actually is.
He did not cry but there was a death grip on my hand as we walked down the hallway. Kind of like he might have been walking death row. I tried to get him to smile but no such luck.
He did get okay once he sat down and started playing.
I did okay until I got into the car and read a little poem the teacher gave us moms.
The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You've been with him for five years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I'll love him as I would my own
And help him learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass
so please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.
I tried to hold back the tears since I was in the car with Timmy and didn't want to look like a big baby. But I will admit it, a few tears might have fell.
The next morning I go into the room to wake the boys up. And Andrew informed me he is not going. I laughed and said Yes, You are. I am hoping this is not a sign of what is to come.