Tuesday, March 03, 2009

First Day of (Pre)School

First Day of (Pre)School
Originally uploaded by knights_writes

Arlo goes to Kinderfarm today!!!

In a few short hours, the "Rainbow Connection" van will be picking Arlo up from day care and heading out to the farm. The van will then return him to Tata's at the end of the day.

It feels so weird that I won't be delivering him to his first big day at preschool. I won't even be there to see him off, or to greet him upon his (we hope) triumphant return. I honestly believe that he will do better without having me there to cling to, and that he will have a wonderful day... but of course I'm also feeling a little disconnected and absent.

I'm wistful about my little boy growing up. It's all the more real now that he'll be shuffling off to the bus TO KINDERGARTEN at the end of this summer--and all the more apparent that he can operate independently in the world without his mom (in small spurts, anyway), thank you very much.

I'm also joyful about the splendid little man he has become. I'm excited for him to make new friends and enjoy socializing with kids his age, and to play really hard out in the sunshine and fresh air. I anticipate being amazed at how much he will learn, and how quickly he will continue to grow.

No matter what I do, I will never be able to stop this runaway train that is My Kid Growing Up--so I'm just going to try to relish it.

Have a wonderful day, Arlo. I can't wait for you to tell me all about it at the end of the day!


nicheplayer said...



not supergirl said...

I hope he had a great day, can't wait to hear about it.

(My word verification characters are: unscroo. I find that funny for some reason.)

Ms. Mayhem said...

I can't wait to hear all about it too! Post soon!