Thursday, August 19, 2010

1 MAJOR milestone down….Can I really handle this?….

IMG_0233-1My first born ventured into a world the other day that I really was not quite sure if I was ready to let him enter.  BUT… it’s not about me, it’s about him.  It’s about him being excited for Kindergarten and all the new adventures that come when he enters school for the first time.  After our Kindergarten Round-up experience, I was really struggling with the actual FIRST day.  About 2 weeks ago, I decided to not let my mind go to that place and let things fall where they may. 

Last week, we had ‘Meet the Teacher’ night at Tuck’s school and I think this was what put him in his ‘happy place’.  He got to meet Miss Jacks for the first time and realized just how fun she was going to be…although the look on his face looks like pure fright, I think he was just taking it all in….

IMG_0227-1 ‘Good Job’ card…IMG_0228-1… and ‘NOT such a Good Job’ card.  We hope this card never gets pulled…

 IMG_0229-1 I do think he’s pretty pumped about sitting a table with 3 other girls…. oh my boy!!!!…That’s Ella…IMG_0230

Tuesday was Tuck’s actual first day.  This getting up thing is going to be a struggle for this little guy.  I’m not sure how I’m going to handle him as a teenager…IMG_0236-1 

There he goes….:-(….

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I’m going to miss seeing this little face in my rearview mirror throughout the day…IMG_0267-1 IMG_0269-1

And there she is… Miss Jacks… Tucker absolutely loves her!  She is fantastic!  We are so blessed to have her be such a HUGE part of his life for the next 9 months.  But she will FOREVER be his Kindergarten teacher:-)… IMG_0276-1

His ‘space’….


My morning therapy…. I haven’t been to SB in months but if there was ever a morning I needed a little mood booster, it was Tuesday morning…

IMG_0285 Tuesday was a very ROUGH day for me.  I did so well up until I saw the school buses rolling in at the school.  It’s as if the last (almost) 6 years flashed in front of my face as fast as they seemed to go by in real time.  I think back to the time in my life when I was never going to have kids.  Tuck and his brother and sister are now the ‘imprint’ that I will leave on this earth…(whoa… gettin’ a little deep, Dina)  I am SO SO proud of who this little guy has became and excited to see what the future holds for him.


Now this poor little miss just didn’t know what to do with herself all day Tuesday.  About 20 minutes after we got home, she wanted to know when we were going to go pick up ‘Tucko’.  I told her he’d be at school all day.  She let out a big sigh and said, “I wike my bwutho…”  Poor baby.  They spend a lot of time together and now her little world is in for a big change…IMG_0287-1

I picked him up and was SOOOO excited to see him.  I told him how much I had missed him all day and I asked if he had missed me.  His response, “Not really, Mom.  I wasn’t really ready for you to pick me up.”  And I was worried that he couldn’t handle ALL-DAY Kindergarten????  :-)  Happy Day!IMG_0311


the whyte's said...

oh, this post makes me laugh. i can't wait for next year!!

you, an emotional person. understatement of the year! lol.

Trasie Bressler said...

Is that a KISSING HAND Poster that he made for you? Do you own that book? If not you must get it! My kids each brought me one on their first day of Kindergarten and I will treasure them forever!

jennifer said...

Morgan made a Kissing Hand page too! I'll have to look into the book!

I was a wreck too...sobbing in my car, alone. Us emotional girls have to stick together! ;-) love ya girlie!

The Wrights said...

Well you did it. You made me cry. I can't handle this. You captured the day and emotions perfectly! So glad the sad has been replaced with excitement and happiness. It's going to be a great school year for "Tucko."

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