Jacob Starts Kindergarten

Tomorrow is the day that I've been dreading for about 18 months.  I couldn't even talk about Jacob starting Kindergarten until January when we were finally in the same year.  I don't know what it is about this kid getting older, but I have the hardest time with it. 

Anyway, a part of me is really excited for him!  I mean, he's starting his real school life, and he gets to make new friends.  What is not exciting about all of that?!  We met his teacher on Thursday night.  She seems really sweet, and she has a student teacher for a couple of months.  Jacob can remember the student teacher's name, but not the main teacher's.  It is probably no coincidence that the student teacher is young and super cute.  ha! 

I decided after Meet the Teacher that I was not going to participate in the drop off tomorrow morning.  Brian had suggested it probably a week before, and I totally blew him off.  However, I agree with him that I will probably upset Jacob more than help him along.  The biggest part of me is sad that he is starting Kindergarten.  He is so excited to start his new school that I don't want him to be sad in any way.  Not to mention the mad house that will be waiting at the school since it is the first day.  I've met his teacher, and she had a scavenger hunt for the kids to do to get familiar with the classroom.  Then, as a family, we walked the rest of the school, or what will be Jacob's world.  We saw the music room, art room, gym, and cafeteria.  Then we went out to the playground for a bit.  Andrew was feeling right at home, too!  ha!  So I feel like I experienced the moment in some sense.  And if I end up regretting this decision, I'll do it differently when Andrew starts. 

We read a book tonight that Emily gave us - The Kissing Hand.  She said she gave it to me and Jacob.  So we sat down before bed tonight, as a family, and I began reading the book.  Thank goodness Brian was sitting there because he had to pick up the story in two spots so that I could cry it out a little.  lol! 

I am excited for the little things in the morning.  1. I want to make breakfast.  It may be the cinnamon rolls in the fridge, but I really don't want him to have a lame breakfast bar on his first day.  2. Making his lunch.  I cannot wait!  And he is excited to help me, too.  I want to leave a note for him, so I should probably write that tonight.  3. The obligatory first day picture.  I love that my parents have all of ours!  I'm very excited to do his and Andrew's when that time comes. 

I think it is going to be a fantastic day in his world!  And I think once I get to work, it will be in my world, too. 


Jill J. said...

Awww, I know it has to feel bittersweet to see him start this new chapter in his life! Best of luck to him (and you) tomorrow!

legend said...

Don't forget to have your celebratory Starbucks or Sonic burrito! I'll be thinking of y'all. xoxo