Monday, August 17, 2009

Excuse me while I get emotional

My baby starts kindergarten tomorrow.


I never really expected to get emotional about it.


But I also never expected to love anyone so much.


And tonight? When he told me he was nervous about kindergarten? I tried to fight back the tears. But I couldn't.

Because what I want to do is scoop him up in my arms and hold him.
All day long. No school, no teacher, no changes. Just us.


And part of me really wants to just push the stop button and keep him 5 forever.


But I know he must grow up and go to school.

And that he will love it. And they will love him.


If only I could get rid of this lump in my throat.


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37 comments:

Blarney said...

It seem so long ago since I went through my Little Man's 1st day of school. I was sad, a little teary eyed and then I got over it 5 minutes later and went to the coffee shop. Know what helps ~ keep your mind off of it. Come over and help me deal with the upcoming MIL visit. You know what those visits do to me ... I need all the help I can get. Ugh!

Carrie77 said...

You brought tears to my eyes... I know I will feel exactly the same way in two years. They grow up too darn fast. Love the photos, he has the most amazing blue eyes!

Delberta said...

Aww he will be fine. It is hard sending them into the world when they are so young. I KNOW. I still worry about mine.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Handsome little fellow, idn't he?

jill said...

Goodluck tomorrow. I go through this every year. The pictures are gorgeous! He will have an awesome time. i usually wear big sunglasses.

Emily said...

That is exactly how I felt last week! Hang in there...it gets better.

Kat said...

Kindergarten is tough! For moms :-)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I cried with each of my three. It's a big, long benchmark.

Shelli (wishes she was) Mrs. Burchett;) said...

I have had a Kindergartener AND a Senior 2 years in a row!!!!! Talk about a lump; mine is the size of Texas!

Lauren said...

You're killin' me here! My baby starts kindergarten next fall and I am already choked up about it! How do we make them stop growing already!?

Vic said...

I am crying thinking of my mom as she sends me off to college in about a week now. Seems like it was so long ago and the date has come up quickly.

Tiffany said...

We started 3rd grade today.

A bunch of moms got together and drank Mimosas.

It was a fabulous first day.

T

Jennifer said...

I can only imagine...I'll be there in just two short years! I can't wait to hear how his first day went...I'm sure he'll have all kinds of stories for you! Will he be going to school in your building?

Amy said...

Oh if they could only stay little for a while longer. The OP turns 7 soon and I just keep looking at her thinking, 'where did the time go?' So so sad. Be strong.

C and C Mommy said...

Very sweet!!

I need to tell you....it doesn't get any easier. My little man is going to the 2nd grade in a week....he can't be that old already!!??

Smoochiefrog said...

How sweet. I'll warn you now, it doesn't get any better. I cried earlier this month when my eldest started his Senior year of High School. ACK!!!!

Misty said...

Oh , I know how you feel. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I got a lump in my throat thinking back to it! Good luck....YOU will need it!

Finding Normal said...

I put on my mascara 5 minutes ago, and now it's all over my face. Thanks a lot. I'm so with you, sister. I need a PAUSE button because it is so so good right now. I know they have to get older, but I don't want them to!

Tiffany said...

Aw, bless your heart, best of luck this morning and big hugs to you!

Susan said...

Hope he has a wonderful first day in Kindergarten! You both will be fine - he's going to love it and you will be so happy that he will love it that you will almost forget he's growing up....ALMOST!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

So hard to send our babies off!! I hope he had a great day.

Jennifer Juniper said...

When my munchkin went to kindergarten last year, I remember him walking away - putting on a brave face - with his lower lip quivering. If he had cried it would have been easier, but watching him pretend to be confident just ripped me in two.

I must have stood in that lobby for 15 minutes after he walked away, and I cried the whole way home. But, as you know with your students, soon he was happy and made new friends. He came home with lots of stories and a big hug saved just for me.

He goes all day this year...so here we go again!

survivinglifedaily said...

Awww, I hope that it goes easier then you think it will! Good luck!

tattooedmommy said...

I'm feeling the same way. Last year was okay, only two days a week. We got away from each other for a while, it was more like a playdate. This kindergarten thing may be the end of me yet.

Good luck to you!

Tiffany said...

Awww Sorry Mom don't worry though you'll be okay and so will he! Just remember that as he gets older/bigger you'll get to see him learning all kinds of new things and you'll also get to witness the awesome adult that you helped shape!

He's got such pretty blue eyes!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

He is so sweet. I already dread this day and the boys are only two! I hope that all goes well! I am sure it will.

ShaRhonda said...

What a sweet post! He is just so cute! I don't blame you for just wanting to hang on! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Minka said...

I can't write anything you don't already know - the lump WILL go away, but come back every now and then for a while and your boy will be just fine.

He looks like a cute little boy and a fine (very) young man!

Becky said...

I know the feeling...E officially started kindergarten today...I didn't want to drive away when I dropped him off. He had a great first day and can't wait to go back!

Judi said...

Wait until he is 24 and getting married.

THE Stephanie said...

I'm with you! My baby starts on Monday and I'm just not ready. Then I'll have a 4th grader and my baby will be in Kinder... and that just makes me old. BOO!!

Lindsay said...

It's hard to believe sometimes that they were once so tiny...

I'm not looking forward to the day myself, but I'm sure you'll get through it!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I felt the same way ......for about a day!

((hugs))

Just say Julie said...

awwww, I remember our first day, he was totally excited about eating lunch at school and having a playground... he never even turned around in the hall!

Hope you made it throguh the day mom :)

sassy stephanie said...

Oh Angie, hate to say it, but it really doesn't get ANY easier. I think I cry every.single.year. My first born will be in third this year. Next Monday is our first day. I'll be balling like a baby.

But, just know how much he will LUV it!

carrielt said...

When I started school my mom said she cried the whole day. But when my sister started 4 years later my mom couldn't push her out the door and onto the bus fast enough. lol

Martha said...

These are the cutest pictures, your little boy is going to do Great!!
Here's to a Fabulous school career, Cole, Class of 2022!!
Good luck w/your 5th graders this year, JDM, they are lucky to have you.