The first day of kindergarten:
anxious, nervous, excited, apprehensive...
Oh, my dear Kevin,
what adventures await you my sweetpea.
We got up quite early this morning.
Earlier than ever before,
although we've been practicing for this day.
He ate his breakfast.
I made and packed his lunch.
He proceeded to get dressed.
Bedhead as usual....
Barney knew something was different about today.
Not the normal routine. He was anxious and concerned.
We're going to miss our Kevin while he's
off to his first day of school.
I told him to mind his manners,
and to remember to say the magic words:
'please' and 'thank you'.
I told him to make sure he shared.
I reminded him that he should treat people
the way he would want to be treated.
I told him to raise his hand if he had a question...
...and I told him I loved him.
And off he went,
escorted out of the car by a school aid,
his lunch sack over his shoulder
and his little backpack in his hand...
...and he didn't even look back.
Many tears later, I'm still crying.
I miss him.
Barney misses him.
It's way too quiet.
I'm lonesome already.
But I have to get us ready to go to the beach today
so I don't have a lot of time to cry.
Today, distraction is a good thing.
I can't wait to hear how it went.
I'm sure he'll say "it was just fine."