Sweet Lord, this night is here. It’s Aidan’s turn for kindergarten. We’ve always referred to the school up the road as “Emily’s School” and I’ve been preparing
myself him all summer long by pointing it out and renaming it “Emily and Aidan’s School.” I knew this day was coming. But in a flash, here it is. Physcially, we’re prepared. Clothes laid out, sitters called, work schedules flipped and flopped, new backpacks are packed and summer reading forms complete. But I’m sending my sweet, innocent Aidy Baby off to kindergarten tomorrow. It doesn’t seem real.
Have we had enough time to prepare? Is he ready? Who knows. My little July baby is off to do great things because he’s an amazing boy with a heart of gold. He’s got a dedicated teacher who will take him on as a part of her important job, her duty, her passion. She’ll take him under her wing and teach him. And while she’s at it, I’m sure my tender little guy will teach her and his classmates a few things along the way too.
Orientation is fun. Chris and I will go together. We’ll be there to ease his troubles and let him know everything is going to be SO MUCH FUN. I will do everything in my power to not let him see his mama cry. But come Wednesday morning, when he waves to me from the window of that big yellow bus as it rumbles off down the road – now that’s a different story.
And let’s not forget Mr. Owen, who’s also headed off to preschool in the morning at “O Kill.” He’s the most excited one of all. He’s seen the yellow room and he’s witnessed the toys in action. Let’s just hope he forgets about his new favorite game while he’s there, which is DOG. We can do without word that he’s been licking the other kids and barking under the table. Have fun, O!
How did our mothers send us? Why didn’t anyone warn us about all these emotions that went along with motherhood? How am I even in this CEO position of the workplace called “mother?” Sending our cherubs off into the big wide world is a doozie. Good luck everyone and be strong! We’ve done good stuff. Be proud. Hello world, here come our precious babies!