For those of you who do not know Kenny Chesney — he wrote a song called “There goes my life”. It deals with emotional changes you go through as a parent as your kids grow up. This week was that for me. Tyler and I have had a lot of firsts once we had kids, but the first day of school was more emotional than I ever thought it would be. I am sure most parents go through this, but I assumed (since I am not very emotional) that I would not be the one crying as I walked out of his school alone. Was I wrong!
He was so excited to start at his new “big boy” school this year. August 24, 2009 our son Alex started at Border Star Montessori in their all day pre-school program. I was thrilled for him too, it just never occurred to how fast they really do grow up. While I was busy cutting up his dinners, kissing his boo-boos and washing his Elmo underwear he became a big boy.
Enjoy a few firsts from Tyler:
My TWO big boys.
Anxiously waiting for Mom so he could start his day.
I love this image. Concentrating so hard on carrying all his new school stuff.
Smiling through my tears on the way to school.
Looking for our name in the cubbies.
Meeting our new friends.