Geez...I cannot believe that Jacob will be in school tomorrow! How did that sneak up on me so quickly? I swear it was just last week he was starting preschool. Better yet, it was just a month ago I was sobbing because I had to leave my little dude at the NICU and one of those nice nurses said to me, "Oh honey, he will be home before you can bat an eye, and he will be starting kindergarten before you can turn around." I thought she was looney. She was right.
We went up to the school for an open house this afternoon. A little shindig where Jacob could meet his teacher and see where he was going to sit and, of course, take a visit through the playground. Poor little dude told me all weekend that he wasn't going to school, that he was going to home-school, that he would never leave Adam and me and we could all stay home and watch Noggin and go to the park and eat Kid Cuisines for the rest of our lives. I thought it was sweet, but then I fast forwarded twenty years and saw my guys all gangly and lazy sitting right beside me on the couch afraid to do anything while I waited on them hand and foot. WRONG, off to school you go! He was still full of protest when we pulled into the parking lot, but since I strategically arrived early we took a swing through the cool playground and that was all it took. He said, "Mom, I love kindergarten now!" It's the little things, you know. He led us to his classroom and found his name on the table (he's the only Jacob, I am stunned but thrilled) and instantly formed a bond with a little girl named Tabitha who sits beside him. I don't think he and Tabitha will be sitting together past this week because they talked and talked and talked some more. He gave his teacher a hug good bye and said he would be back tomorrow. I think he is ready. I feel better about it because the class was relatively small (bigger than they had told me though) and most of the mothers seemed nice enough. I only noticed one Chanel Mama and more sweatpants wearing mamas than the last school. I also found out that school will be letting out at 11:45 rather than 12:00 and although that is only fifteen minutes, it's fifteen minutes more I get with my kid during the day. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this goes well for him. I am praying I don't bawl my head off when I take him in the morning. I just want to get through the first day, if I can get through that I think I can get through the rest of the year. Wish me luck.
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