My baby boy started kindergarten today. The boy who made me a mama.
I don't want to close my eyes for too long, I don't want to wish one day away because these past five years have been a blink. It's cliche, it's old news. But, it's true, it's true, it's true. This time is fleeting and I'm gonna hold onto each day, each moment, each age, with each of my babies.
He did so well. He's been asking every day if he could go to kindergarten. I blinked back tears when he hung onto my legs as we waited in the line for all the other kindergarteners. And then I was the only mom that walked back to the classroom with the kids. Yep, I'm that mom. Not afraid to claim it. I was sipping mimosas in Seattle when all the other moms brought their kids supplies in the week before. So that's my excuse to walk my baby back. I had to carry all those supplies. Duh.
He was ready to face the world, or full day kindergarten, which is pretty much the same thing. He rocked his favorite dino t-shirt, converse, and his spiky little faux hawk. As bittersweet as it was to have my baby gone all day, I have such a peace, and excitement for him as he starts this journey.
Brody, I am so proud of you. Kindergarten! Can you even believe it? You've been waiting for this day all summer long. And now it's here. I hope and pray it's everything you've dreamed about! I am positive you are going to rock this. Remember what I told you, every time you're thinking of me, I'm thinking and praying for you. Thanks for teaching me, every day, how to be brave. I love you. Love, Mom