Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trent's First Day of Kindergarten

On the way to school

In front of the school

Today was a big day. My baby boy went to kindergarten. I have thought about this day since the day he was born, and I cannot believe it's here. I'm not sad and I'm not scared...I'm just a little emotional because of this huge milestone--the beginning of his formal education. I'm so excited for him. I pray that he enjoys going to school as much as I did and appreciates what his teachers do for him.

Every morning, the students will meet in the gym before they are dismissed to go to their classrooms. So this morning, we walked down to the gym...
Trent and his buddy, Dominic
...and when they dismissed the kids, we walked with him down to his classroom where we said goodbye to him, wished him luck, and walked away.
It was a little hard, and I shed a few tears, but luckily Aaron was with me to give me hugs, and there are a few kids from Trent's preschool going to Mossman, and their moms are such a good support system to have. I don't know what I'd do without my Mommy friends!

In a couple of weeks, he'll be doing all that on his own--what a big boy! :)

After we dropped Trent off in his class, we went to the Boo Hoo Breakfast sponsored by the PTA. They had coffee, juice, donuts, etc. for all the kindergarten parents. They also had a ton of door prizes and while I would have preferred to win one of the mani/pedi gift certificates, or the $50 haircut gift certificate, I won 3 free tans at Sunkissed Tan (which I will probably never use, but that's okay!) At the breakfast, they had these little poems attached to a package of tissues. I thought the poem was really cute...
First Day of Kindergarten
Every one has a "first day"
when they feel sad and all alone.
It can be so scary
when you're out on your own.
And I know that a "first day"
can be full of doubts and fears,
But they're full of new beginnings.
Take my hankie, dry your tears.
You'll find lots of things to do
and you'll probably make new friends.
I promise we'll be together
when the school day ends.
Here comes the teacher
Blow your nose and be brave.
Come on now and wipe your eyes,
this is no way to behave.
Well, good morning teacher.
We really must beg your pardon.
No, MOMMY doesn't always act this way,
But it's my first day of....KINDERGARTEN!
I didn't read it until we were in the car on the way home. I got a kick out of that one, and then I read this one, which was given to me by one of Trent's friend's mom, who got it from her son's teacher. This one made me cry...
The First Day of Kindergarten
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you came in my room this day
For I know it's hard to leave
And know your child must stay
You've been with him for five years now
And have been a loving guide
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I'll love him as I do my own
And help him learn and grow
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.


The Q. Family said...

OMG that totally makes me tear up! What a big boy! I am so proud of both of you Laura!!

The Hines Family said...

Love the idea of the Boo Hoo Breakfast! Sounds like the school has a great PTA. Hope Trent has a great year in Kinder!!

Jill said...

That is too cute!! He has gotten so big. I'm sure he's doing great and well-adjusted by now :)