Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Drew's 1st Day of Kindergarten!

The day I have been dreading for months...

The day I have been so nervous and sick about...

The day I have wanted to not even think about...


Mommy may have been a nervous wreck, but Drew was far away from that. He was so so so excited to go. This was the easiest day EVER to wake him up.
He has been counting down the days until Kindergarten...

I couldn't sleep last night. I woke up sick to my stomach. My husband would say one word and I would "shh" him out of the room because I would start crying.
I'm not even sure why I got myself so upset. Drew was excited, so I should be as well.

However, Mommy brain goes off and I think:
What if there is a bad storm and I can't get to him?
What if he breaks his arm or gets sick and I am not by my phone?
How am I going to make it ALL day without calling in to check on him?
The list goes on and on...
Then I thought to myself...I remember when I was in Kindergarten. I knew what I was doing. I need to have a little bit more trust in him that he too knows what he is doing.
None of that stopped me from crying, but, hey, he is growing up and it is both happy and sad at the same time.

This morning was a breeze getting this child up. He had his breakfast ate, dressed, and ready to go in probably 15 minutes.

I had been doing the chalkboard thing for awhile and planned on putting the whole "Drew's 1st Day of Kindergarten" on it, but then I seen a friend add a picture the other day and she did something similar to this and wrote, "When I grow up I want to be..."
I plan on trying to remember to do this each year...

Can you tell he is excited?!?!

Here he is at his new school!!! :(((
(PS- I despise the whole "no flip flop" rule at school. I do not like the tennis shoes with shorts look. Drives me bonkers!)

He wanted nothing to do with us walking in. He wanted to walk in all by himself.
Maybe this is when I lost it?!
Mr. Independent.

And...I had to get just one more picture of us...

Once we got into the classroom he remembered exactly where his seat was from orientation. He sat there so eager and excited.

His teacher started a little activity and told us parents we had 15 minutes and we needed to get outta there!

So, we got to have a few extra minutes, that I was not expecting, to see him do his first little project which was just simply to write his name, date, and draw a picture of himself on the first day of school.

It was time to leave...

He was embarrassed because I literally was in face trying to get a kiss and a hug. How does he know already to be embarrassed by this?!
Honey, those kisses and hugs will never stop! :)

After crying like a baby before we even walked into the classroom, watching him do his project and listening to the teacher, it really really was time to go.

As we walked out, Justin was talking to another teacher (imagine that, Justin talking), the Pledge of Allegiance came over the intercom and I turned around to peek back in just one more time and he was standing right smack dab next to the teacher with his little hand on his heart.

That's when I knew he really was going to be okay!

Here's to a wonderful year Drew!!

Your Mommy Loves You A Million Times!

Brista Barrington

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