Wednesday, August 16, 2006

First Day......

Well, Jacob is a full fledged school boy now! I made it through, amazingly, and didn't even shed a tear until after I left the classroom. It is almost like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders because I have been dreading that moment so long and now that it's passed I can breathe a little easier. That doesn't mean I am not sad still about the passage of time making him grow up so quickly, but at least the big, bad first day is over and we can get into a routine and learn to enjoy this new stage of life for us.



We were among the first ones there and he went right in, put his back pack on his peg, found his seat, and grinned from ear to ear. He was really excited when Tabitha came in and they talked like they have known each other forever. I don't see them sitting together very long. I am so glad he has found a friend already. It does make it easier for me to leave him there every day.


Derick and I didn't stay long, he seemed comfortable and ready to start his day and, honestly, I might have cried had we spent more time there and that wouldn't be good. After all his protest this weekend about never, ever going to school, I figured he would balk at us going, especially with parents still there, but he waved and said bye and kept on talking, just like I always figured he would.


Tonight we are going to celebrate. Jacob wants to go to Olive Garden, his favorite, and I ordered a 3D Thomas cake from the grocery store that I may have to take a job to pay for. I figured you only get ONE first day of school, so you might as well do it right! But before that I intend to have a good cry, get it out of my system, then go to Target because I always feel better after a stroll through Target, poorer but better.

6 comments:

Shane said...

Glad you made it through. My rough day is tomorrow. I absolutely know I'll shed plenty of tears as well. I just hope I can hold them off until I get to my car.What a great idea to get him a cake. Such a thoughtful mommy!

kelly jeanie said...

I'm glad you feel better. I have about four years to work up to this moment. :) It's great that he has a friend! The cake sounds neat...pictures!!!

Maybe a trip to Target would be covered under your health insurance. Hey, they pay for antidepressant drugs, right? Shopping at Target has to be cheaper than that.

I don't remember you mentioning, but is it a Christian school? I suppose I could check your archives to see if I missed it. I just noticed the picture behind Tabitha.

andria said...

Yes, it's a Christian school.

firstborn said...

i thought of you guys today...so glad that things went off without a hitch for your big, little guy jacob! yay for jacob & yay for andria for getting through this milestone day! yes, please take lots & lots of pics of jacob's celebration dinner!

hugs,
mary ann xoxo

Michelle said...

Well at least the first day is done and over with and you both survived! We have Kayla's first day of preschool tomorrow!

What a neat idea about getting the cake to commemorate this special event!

Tracey said...

Awww.... Glad he's done and you all survived! Each year is strange for me. Kindergarten, I cried. First grade, cried (all day, after all). Second grade, well, we'll see. Plus, I have 2 more to do this all over again with! Sigh...