Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Kindergarten: Ethan's First Day

The day came with a mixture of anticipation and dread. It really is time for him to be in school every day. He's five-and-a-half and has been in some type of pre-school program since he was two. Still, this is different somehow. My baby boy isn't a baby anymore. A mom feels that pang when she knows that her child is in the beginning stages of pulling away. Doing his own thing. Not simply being an extension of Mommy and Daddy. This is the goal apparently. Sigh. When he blissfully waved to me from the window of the school bus, I felt the lump in my throat, swallowed hard and held the tears at bay. Off he goes. Off he goes.

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