I did so well today!
That is to say, I didn't cry at all,
until the bus carrying my Kindergartner pulled away from our driveway,
and I was nicely obscured by the trees. . . .
Here comes the bus!!
Then. . . . enter the water works.
It was a day full of all kinds of ups and downs.
I was sad as I prepared a breakfast feast, thinking that our long breakfasts wouldn't ever be the same. We wouldn't spend as much time talking and playing, because we would be readying for school; and the trip I took in the car was an emotional blow, because I always had my little buddy in the car with me before, but now I just had a booster seat that was not as fun to converse with on the car ride, nor did it sing with me when our favorite songs came on.
But today was also such an exciting day! I was so excited when I woke my little guy up, because he was about to embark on the biggest adventure of his life!, with no Mommy, Daddy, Auntie, Uncle, Grandma, or Papa in tow. Just my little man, and his backpack (with his best puppy "Homer" safely stowed away inside).
As I am sure is most always the case with kids headed to school for the first time, he had a great day making new friends, playing with new toys, being the line leader, and immersing himself in the adventure that the next many of his years will pivot around.
I guess I needn't have been so emotional, but it was a big day for both of us. It left me with a desire to embrase every moment we have together (even more than I already did, if that is possible), and to do everything I can, to make this experience a great one.
I've also committed myself to doing the things in my new found alone time that I was loath to do while I had a buddy around. You'll be seeing my new designs soon, and I might even get some of that extra laundry, cleaning, and painting done around the house!!