Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jon Kent's 1st Day of School

Yesterday was Jon Kent's first day of school. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that we have already come to this chapter in our lives. From here on out he will be going to school and I will have to share my time with him. It's hard to truly believe.

Yesterday started out pretty well. I got up around 5:30am and started getting his lunch packed and breakfast going. Kent went and woke Jon Kent up at 6am so he could wake up a little bit before eating. He was still sleepy, but was excited about starting school. Once he ate we got him dressed and then woke up his sister and brother. They were both a bit harder to wake up. Especially Nathan since he is still sick from his viral infection (hand, foot and mouth). We took pictures and then headed to school.

The school parking lot was crazy. Cars everywhere. In the grass, on the side of the road, pulled over curbs, etc. Kids were running everywhere, parents were snapping pictures.. it was just chaos. We found our way to Jon Kent's classroom and found his cubbyhole. He hung his backpack and lunch box up. I took a few more pictures of him while he looked around the room. Then, he found a sit and we all said our good-byes and I love yous. It was so bittersweet. There I was as proud as I could be of him for not crying and yet I wanted to cry and scoop him right back up and go home. I was watching him grow up right in front of my eyes.

The house was unusually quiet all day yesterday. Zoey and Nathan didn't really seem to know what to do without their brother. In fact, Nathan asked for him a few times. Our routine was completely out of whack. It was a slow go kind of day for sure. And to add on to that, Nathan was just a bear because his mouth was hurting him so much.

At around 2:15pm we left to go pick Jon Kent up. The carline was pretty packed as well. It took me about 30 minutes to get to the front of the line and picked Jon Kent up. When he saw my car he had a huge grin on his face and yelled, "Momma!!!!!" It was so sweet and I was just so excited to see him, too. He got in the car and started talking none stop. Just jabbering on and on about his day. He said that he only, almost cried once and that was because he was missing me. Then he said that he did meet a friend, but didn't know his name. He said he got to play in the arts and craft center, but hoped that he could play in the playdoh section next time. I asked him if he wanted to go back again tomorrow and he asked me why. Like, why do I have to go again?

Once Kent got home, Jon Kent spilled his day all over again to him. He was just so excited about his entire day. He also talked to his great grandparents and to my daddy and shared the details with them as well.

I am just so proud beyond words of my first baby boy. Who is quickly becoming a big boy. We've met another milestone and my heart is so very full of joy.

Only one more person being able to celebrate this day would have made it better, but my momma was with me in memory.


Taking Heart said...

Gosh Emily! I remember when you finally were pregnant with that sweet baby! You ought to republish a few of those, you were so excited!

So sweet to electronically watch you kids grow!

Congrats on your new adventure!

Brandi said...

Wow, I still can't believe it. Where has the time gone? I still have the Christmas card you sent me when Jon Kent was a tiny baby. It's amazing how fast they grow up. I hope that he learns so many new things, becomes very social, and ends up loving school :)