I had prepared The Boss well, he knew exactly what would happen. How the day would go and he was very excited about it. School. SCHOOL! We woke early and he patiently allowed us to take about 300 pictures before we hopped in the car to go. He was very anxious and gleefully pointed out every school bus we saw along the way. That kid can spot a school bus a mile away. Literally.
I was glad to see so many other parents there taking pictures and fighting off tears. TOTT and I walked Max in, got him settled and then…
Then I walked away.
Not where Boss could see of course, but I did cry. I was surprised that every motherly instinct in my body was screaming
DON’T LEAVE YOUR BABY!
But I did. And he had so much fun. He was thrilled to see me when the day was over. And I was thrilled to see him.
I couldn’t hug him tight enough. We came home, had lunch and rested.
Thursday was day two, would it go as well as day one?
“Mommy, we are going to school and you have to walk away and then I will play with the nice kids and when school is over you will come back”
I guess so!
“Teacher is going to say to me *insert Boss’ full name here* do you want to play with some toys and I will say yes, teacher”
He practically raced into the school, waiting impatiently for the classroom to be open. A parent told him they liked his Buzz Lightyear backpack and Boss informed them that Buzz was cool because he could fly. I asked if he could fly and he said “No mommy, I have legs!” So, there ya go. He kept saying I love my school over and over, it was so sweet! His teacher came out and told me how well he had done on his first day and I thanked her. I wanted to hug her and cry thank you for taking such good care of my baby! but I thought that might be a touch too much.
I kissed the palm of his hand, the way mumsy had mine, and told him if he needed a kiss during the day he could just take that one. He said emphatically I want you to get the kiss off. I suppose you really can’t play when you’re trying to keep a kiss in your hand. Teacher said “who wants to paint?” Boss raised his hand high and yelled ME! Taking off like a shot he was first in the room running straight to his chair. I called him back and made him give me a kiss goodbye, which he did happily and then raced back in the room. Unable to just walk away I followed him in and got him settled kissed his chubby cheek and left.
Wow. My kid continues to amaze me,and I continue to be amazed at how powerful the love I have for him is.This is the first step out of the nest for us. We did okay. Even if I did cry a little in my soy latte.