In the days before he started school, I was a total wreck! I counted and recounted his school supplies because I was convinced I had forgotten to get something, labelled his backpack, shoes, lunch box, and pencil box, changed my mind 5 times about what outfit he would wear on his first day, and just generally was a nervous wreck! This is my one and only child so I've never had to do this before and really didn't know what to expect! I was concerned that Jaden would get to school and when it came time to come home, he wouldn't get on the right bus. So I put his bus number on his backpack tag hoping that someone would check it and get him on the right bus! He made it home just fine, but when the bus pulled up to his bus stop, the bus driver dropped off all the kids but Jaden didn't get off! I was standing there waiting and when the driver closed the doors again, I started waving my arms and yelling "My kid is on there!" The driver opened the doors again and I hopped on yelling Jaden's name! Finally, Jaden stood up and came forward! He just wasn't paying attention to when he was supposed to get off the bus!
When he got home, he talked non-stop about the adventures he had at school! He told me what he had for lunch, that he played on the playground, he played in the rice table, and sang songs with his class! I look forward to 3:30 every day now when he comes home and tells me about his day. It's a special time when he sits on my lap and I can hug him while we connect. I know as he gets older, these special times are going to get fewer and farther between so I am cherishing them now while I can. He is growing up so fast that before I know it, he'll be a teenager and I won't get this time with him that much anymore! If I could slow time down right now, I would gladly do it!
So tell me, dear readers, how was your child's first day of school? And what do you and your child do with your "special time" together? Comments are welcome!
Until next time,