Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School

Summer mornings spent like this:

Wearing Superman underoos, donning a makeshift cape, holding Lovey, watching Clifford and Sesame Street;

Will now be replaced with this (well, just 2 days a week):

Preschool started up again yesterday.

Let me just say, CLOTHES are POWER. He chose his first day of school shirt. Never mind that this Bumblebee Transformers shirt is a hand-me-down from friends, slightly faded. To him, it's wardrobe gold, and he felt the power in it. That's worth more to me than any "cute" outfit I could put him in.

I got that sick feeling in my stomach as I walked away. He entered his room fine, but I always (privately) struggle. Judge me, if you want. It's who I am!! And I have a hunch I'll have that same feeling when he starts kindergarten, middle school, high school, college . . .

Know what I mean? Do you have that same knot in your stomach when your baby starts school?


  1. Rebekah- I am right there with you. I posted about how hard it is, on my blog. My son just started kindergarten (after 2 years of preschool). It doesn't get any easier!

  2. Yes...and the knot reappears when my grandbabies start school too! Anonymous Ellen

  3. Thanks for your kind comments on my card, you're LO is fantastic! Those little fabric roses are beautiful. The first time I dropped my oldest at daydare for the first time I sat in my car and cried, and the knot stayed with me until I picked her up. She has been at kinder 2 days a week since the start of the year and loves it, it got easier for me seeing how much she enjoyed going :) xx

  4. Don't feel bad! I saw eight years worth of moms and dads crying at the front door. It makes me think that it's OK to cry, you know?