His first FULL day of school… in Mrs. Davis’s Kindergarten class.
This means a lot of changes for our whole household. Gone are the days of sleeping in ’til 9 or 10am (our alarm clocks will be ringing around 6:30am tomorrow)… gone are the days of going to bed late (our school year bedtime is 8pm sharp! even if that sun is still shining!)… gone are the days when Avery has a playmate all day (for the first time ever, she’ll be on “only child” from 8:30am ’til whenever that schoolbus brings her brother home; we still aren’t quite sure WHEN that is!)… gone are the days that I have to get two kids dressed, out of the house, and in the car to run simple errands.
On one hand, I’m looking forward to being a mother of one for 8 hours a day (it really IS so much simpler, and I vaguely remember those days pre-Avery!). On the other hand, I’m going to feel lost without my man, Damon.
Last night, before the kids went to bed, I asked Damon to come sit with me on the couch and give his old mom big hugs. I held onto him for as long as he’d let me (which was around 2 minutes!), and I just marveled at the fact that this huge kid that doesn’t even FIT in my lap is my baby boy. I don’t know how it happens, but they grow and change so quickly. It’s cliche, I know, but it’s so true.
I just wanted to take a moment to say that I’m so proud of Damon. He really is an extremely bright kid with so much spunk and personality… and I’m thankful every day that he’s here with me. I had no clue 6 years ago when I was big and pregnant with him just how much that little “piglet” would change my life in every way.
So, here’s to you, Kid. Wishing you the best of luck and tons of love on your first day of Kindergarten!!!!
(This pic was taken last week at his orientation in his new classroom! He was busy making a picture collage for his new cubby.)