As expected as soon as I turned to walk away from Will as I left him sitting at his new school table, I started to feel my eyes swell and my chest tighten.... tears were coming! Something about leaving your child behind on the first day of kindergarten really tugs at those momma-emotions. I remember sobbing on Shaylee's first day of kindergarten too. All of the memories of their tiny little newborn hands grasping on to my finger, their first toddely walks, their chubby baby faces... they come rushing back with a sudden realization of how quickly they have passed.... then the thoughts of the future come-- the next thing you know it will be high school, then college, then marriage... then I'm an old lady then I die.. life's too fast and too short. Anyway, with all of those crazy thoughts, memories, and worries, floating around in my brain--its no wonder why I'm an ugly-crying fool today. I'm sure the last day of school, when Shaylee "graduates" elementary school will be an equally as big tear fest! (Yay??!)
|yep--those are tears!!!|
This will also be the first time in 10 years that I will not have a young child to take care of all day every day...its kind of a weird feeling. On one hand, I am pretty excited for the freedom and the possibility of what I can do or where I can work. On the other hand, its a new territory I'm entering and its a little scary, and although my kids can drive me crazy at times.. I am going to miss them.
On a lighter note, I thought it would be fun to start a new tradition and interview my kids with the same few simple questions each year on the first day of school. I wish I would have thought of this when Shay was going into kindergarten.
First Day of School Survey 2013
Shaylee- 5th Grade
What is your favorite color? Shaylee: turquoise Will: Every color they makeFavorite Song/band? Shaylee: "I Love It" by Icona Pop Will: Daft Punk
What do you want to be when you grow up ? Shaylee: Broadway Star Will: X-Gamer
Favorite tv show? Shaylee: Dance Moms and America's Next Top Model Will: Nitro Circus
Favorite Hobby/ Thing to do? Shaylee: Shopping, Will: Skate Boarding
Fave food? Shaylee: Crab legs Will: pancakes
What are you looking forward to this school year? Shaylee: I’m looking forward to being in the top grade of the school… Will: I’m looking forward to having a really nice teacher
Favorite Subject? Shaylee—History (but not Geography—I hate Geography) Will-- Science Stuff