Well. Today was the day. The first day of Kindergarten at Leesville Elementary School for my first-born baby Dillon. I drove him to his “big boy school” and took him to his brightly decorated classroom. He showed me the class pet hamster, the art area, kitchen and dolls, cars and legos and blocks (i’m sure his favorite area), his table, and to his great delight he was cubby #1. He says, “Mom, I’m Number 1! See? I’m Number 1!”
Mom & Dillon Age 1
I felt a small sadness as I walked down the hall back to my car. I wish I could be a fly on the wall, to see if he made friends, if he was happy all day, and if he was listening to the teacher of course. All in all, it was a good experience and I hope that he enjoys his first year of school. Looking back on the past 5 years, it has gone so quickly, and it seems like yesterday he was toddling around with his sippie cup.
Dillon, age 5
It’s funny. When he was born I remember hanging with the neighbors, with their Kindergartners, and thinking, they are so different than me. I couldn’t even imagine being the parent of school aged children, yet here I am already. Planning on football practices, PTA meetings, homework, and class parties. How fast our children grow; and how fast our lives change and we grow as parents.