August 25, 2008


You went to Kindergarten today. I thought you would be scared and clinging to my leg. I thought you would cry and I would have to leave you there upset. I thought wrong… you have grown up very fast and become such a big kid!



Wearing your new Transformer’s backpack, you strode right into school. As we walked to your class, you did not want to hold my hand, but every once in a while you would look back to make sure I was still with you.


You met your teacher and weren’t too sure about sitting in your seat. For about 30 seconds, your face turned red and tears started to well up in your eyes. I thought I would loose it before you did, but you and I both kept our cool! Good for us! Boy, mommy was way more emotional than she expected to be. Once you knew I could stay until class started you decided it was okay. You still didn’t want to put your bottom down in the seat just yet though.



Finally your friend Dawson got to class and all was good. You didn’t seem to care whether I was there or not. So I hid in the background a took a few photos of you singing your morning song.
I can’t believe how fast you’ve grown. Your new school jeans fit just right. I usually have to roll up the pants. Your legs have all the sudden gotten long!  You have become a great swimmer and are starting your 3rd season of soccer this week. Yesterday you lost your first tooth and didn’t even cry! It makes me sad, but excited too. You were such an active baby, running by the time you were 11 months old. You wore me out! I could never catch up to you. It seems I still can’t. You will outgrow your daddy and me one day. I wanted to write this letter, so when you are that big you can read it and laugh at me for being sappy, but will also know how much I loved you.


I pray that you will have a great school experience and love your teacher and classmates. I will miss taking you to the grocery store in your Batman costume, eating lunch and running around town together. You are my little buddy and I’m so thankful to have been home with you these first 5 years. It has really gone by quick! I think most of all, your sissy will miss you the most. She will have to learn how to play all by herself. I’m sure there will be many times she will call out your name today. It was sweet when you said, “I’ll play with sissy all the time when I get home from school.” I know that will make her very happy.


Kindergarten is a big time for learning! I’m looking forward to of all the new things we will be able to do together like reading books, writing letters and spelling words! I’m excited for all the new adventures in store for you! I can’t wait to experience it all again through you. Have a wonderful day today and I hope you miss us just a tiny bit. I can’t wait to take you for ice cream and hear all about your BIG day.



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  1. Oh my, I just put makeup on and now have to go back and do some cleanup. My 1st baby starts Kinder in 13 days.

    Beautifully written, thanks for sharing!!


  2. Oh but they were sweet tears…meloncholy reminders of days past that bring back some wonderful memories! You just stirred up our hearts! 🙂

    I hope the week has gone well for all of you. And be safe and have a great Labor Day weekend!


    PS…I didn’t get the position…it was pretty cut and dried, and decided before the interviews were even done. a “pencil pusher” in the County Auditor’s Office got the job! P.O.L.I.T.I.C.S.


  3. Awwww… Sorry. Didn’t mean to make everyone cry:-) ha. He rode the bus home today! Such a big boy.

  4. You made me cry. I was where you are last year. Now my youngest went into First Grade this morning and he couldn’t get to his classroom soon enough – not a tear, (though I had a few on the way home… Alone.)

    My oldest is in 5th grade and watching him get so old is painful, too.

    No one said this job was easy. *sigh* :*)

    Beautiful boy. I hope his first day goes well. {hugs}

  5. Oh Amy, your words and pictures have touched my heart; tears welled up in my eyes, and I got goosebumps reading your entry this morning. It brought back so many memories of my three grown kids and their first day of school. My heart tugs for you and your son. He will do well!

  6. our children is our feature,we must do anything for them,let them growth,for to be what them must to be, not our want for them to be.have nice day for all.thanks

  7. What a great letter! You are right, your son will be so thankful to read that one day and know how loved he was. And, can I just say I love his shorts – awesome!

    No, I can’t even imagine PW’s sitemeter – it would probably crash if she ever tried to check it. I’ll definitely check out that book – thanks for the tip!

  8. What a sweet post! It got me all choked up. He looked like he was ready to take on the world in that first picture. I hope he has a great first day! -Julia 🙂

  9. How sweet…it brought back so many memories of my own kids and their 1st days. He looked sooo handsome. Hope he loves school…mine did. Love, Kathy

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