So this happened…
Eric started Kindergarten on Wednesday. How the hell did that happen???
He had a great first day. He looked handsome, he played with his friends in the morning before line up, and was excited to hang up his backpack and lunch.
At his school, there is an orientation the day before school and on the first day, they say goodbye to parents from line. No one goes in the class. Eric looked nervous, but okay.
He got on his number in line (#21), and I gave him a hug and a kiss. Next thing I know, the teacher yells out “wave goodbye to your parents” and you could see fear and panic on all the kids faces. It’s like little thought bubbles were over their heads going ‘wait, mommy isn’t coming too?’
He waved to me and walked away for the next 180 days and 12 years.
I looked over at a friend of mine and said “why do I feel like I’m going to cry?” She looked at me, and we both burst into ridiculous tears. They didn’t last long, but I did cry.
I’m happy he is still letting me hug and kiss him at school or at all. I’ll take it as long as I can.