This week we went back to school. Back to getting up early (yes I know we probably should have been doing that for a while now).. back to going to bed early (had we been doing this then getting up probably would not have been so hard), back to books, back to all that we do to prepare our little accoutants and future presidents for the real world out there :)
As a former teacher and lover of school. I loved this week.. and the week before! All the prep, getting new school supplies, new books.. seeing my friends, meeting my teacher.. who would be in my class this year? OHH I would stay up almost as late as the night Santa came waiting for the class lists to be posted!!
I guess you could say I was not in the norm ;)
But I did love school.. still do, and I loved teaching. I hope and wish.. that both my kids will love and appreciate school like I did, cause after all, when it is all said and done, you can't go back.. then you have a real job...lol
The Dude started 1st grade.. I cannot believe Kindergarten is done and we have moved onto now the feeling that we have "been there, done that". We are not the "babies of the school". We don't need our moms to walk us into class (which just FYI, I did in fact walk him into class that first day, took pictures, sniffled as I exclaimed how "my baby was getting so big now!", and did all that embarassing stuff I have waited to do since my mom did it to me. Hey sorry dude, it is a right of passage and I will NOT be denied!
Course, some of us were just so happy cause we got a "real desk" this year!!
But you know what my little dude,
There will come a day when even these pictures won't be taken. When that backpack won't look so big on you.. when you will be driving yourself to school and all I will get is a "bye mom" as you go off for your first day.
And I know I will wish for these days again... for that chance to walk you into class.. for you to still think that it was more fun to stay home with me then to go.. for you to let me snap pics of you in your new clothes.. new backpacks on your first days.
I marvel in how each day... you chance and grow before my eyes.. how it seems just yesterday how I used to sit and look at my own students and imagine you walking into class like they did.. what you would look like when you got that big, how you would be..... and now that time is here.. each year, I say goodbye to you on that first day.. and give you a kiss as I kiss away another year of childhood.
But know that as sure as the sun shines on your golden locks as you walk towards your bright future.. you will always be my little boy, and I will always love you and be proud of you in everything you do!!
And I just feel sorry for whomever gets these two when they start!!!!
Cause I am not sure our school system will ever be the same ;)