I tried and tried to hang onto summer and my kids all home...but despite my efforts the school year is upon us.
We are in a new place and that means a new school. Garret was the first to go (Kindergartners start a couple days later). It was an emotional day. Garret doesn't know anyone in his class (at his old school he had lots of friends from church in his class). He was excited and nervous.
He looked so big and old today. He picked out his own clothes and looked so handsome.
I made a big fancy french toast bake for breakfast. I wanted it to be a yummy special breakfast (we have been trying to make back to school exciting). No one ate it. It was a big gooey mess. So rather then sending a well fed boy to school I sent a nervous boy with an empty stomach. He was so nervous it didn't matter.
We decide he should ride the bus home so the drivers would be familiar with his stop. The drive went right past our house (even though we were all out there waiting). So Garret got to ride the whole route and when she brought him back a half hour later she said "well if you had been out here I wouldn't have missed you".
When he finally did get him he was smothered in hugs and welcomed by all. He said his day was ok. He didn't talk to anyone unless he had to. He jumped rope by himself at recess. We encouraged him to talk to someone tomorrow. he burst into tears and said that would be too hard. He said that a lot of the kids didn't listen to the teacher and it was kind of crazy. He did like a marshmallow thing they did and music time.
I know it will get better and he will be more comfortable there soon. But as his Mom it breaks my heart thinking of him trying to handle it without me. He is such a great kid and I want the best for him.
Favorite Moment of the day ---
I was showing Spencer and Garret where they would come in to the school. Then I said "Spencer once you come in you turn down this hall and Garret goes down that one." Spencer said "Then right here is where I hug Garret goodbye". (Oh, how I would love to see that).