Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kindergarten Kid

In the spirit of Mary Alice's post on Shared Milestones, here is a milestone of our own to share:
My little boy started Kindergarten yesterday, and this morning he rode the bus to school for the first time - he'll be taking it home as well! Where has the time gone??? I can still remember dropping him off for his first day of "school" when he was 16 months old, and calling a friend from the car afterwards sobbing. I was in grad school at the time and needed the childcare while I completed an internship, but it sure took a while to get used to the idea of spending so much time apart from Christopher! Now that he's started Kindergarten, I realize that our family has entered a whole new reality. Gone are the days when I can take Christopher out of school for a week to go visit our family or for the day to visit the zoo, and gone are our lazy mornings of playing and taking our time before breakfast. Ironically, my early riser has taken to sleeping in, and his body has severely protested the early wake-ups these past couple of days. I predict that we will have an exhausted 5 year-old on our hands by the end of the week!
In any case, here's to new beginnings and new experiences! May God bless all of our children who are beginning a new school year, whether they are home schooled or going to school outside of the home. And may God bless all of us mothers, that we may make the transition from summer to school mode as gracefully and with as much patience as possible!


Mary Alice said...

Congratulations! This is a great time in Christopher's life. I loved kindergarten, and I hope that he does too.

I think that you can expect several weeks of his being tired, it is a demanding day for the little ones, and he is lucky to have such a sensitive mom waiting for him when he gets home!

Enjoy your special one on one time with Maria, too, that will be such a joy!

B-Mama said...

I am overjoyed at this milestone for C, my precious godson! Tell him we can't wait to hear all the good news of his first day/week of school. What an exciting time in his little life!!

Right Said Red said...

I loved kindergarten as a child. So exciting. Best of luck to the whole family as you make this transition!

Jaime said...

I have to say I gasped a little when I read this post...can it be that Christopher is old enough for kindergarden? Holy smokes. They grow fast, even when they aren't yours! Blessings Miss Kat'... and hugs for Christopher.