Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back to school

Today, it finally hit me. Jacob started kindergarten yesterday, without a tear in sight. But now, it's starting to sink in that he'll be in school all day, while I'm left here all alone.

It's funny how the kids adjust so well to this new situation; it's the parents who worry about their precious cargo handling the trip to and from, not to mention the hours in between. Will they make new friends? Will they get along with their teacher? Will they know where to go and what to do?

I know I'm just being selfish, but I miss him already. Yesterday was much easier, since I went to work after seeing him off. I had some pics I downloaded off my camera and e-mailed to my hubby before I left. "He made it on the bus alright," I typed in the message.

Then, I kept myself busy at work, only stopping to enjoy a raw Pop-Tart I pulled out from my freezer, which seemed perfect for the occasion. You may remember the post I did about them on We Like It Raw in February. They've even turned up again on Gone Raw recently (Thanks hannah.hunnicutt for reminding me about that blast from the past).

Okay, so maybe I did catch myself looking at the clock a bit, anxiously awaiting the time my boy would be home. I wanted to call and find out about his day.

When the moment arrived, I raced for my cellphone, dialing the digits as fast as my fingers would allow. His sweet little voice on the other end of the line was still happy, telling me all about the fun he had.

So why am I so sad today? I guess it's just going to take a little while to get used to him not being here. Maybe I'll be able to find some more time to focus on my interests. You may even hear from me more on this site. Hey Dhru, I should put some stuff together for you, too.

Don't worry about me; I'll make it through :-)


HiHoRosie said...

Aw!! That would be a difficult adjustment as a parent but such exciting times for Jacob. Glad to hear his first day went so well.

I'm going to have to check out the pop tarts recipe...sounds good right now. :)

Colleen Miller said...

Awww! Such a special day. I haven't been down that road yet, as mine are still 3 and under, but I can imagine what moms go through.
Here in Florida the hurricane has caused schools to be closed all week except Monday, everyone's first day. Can you imagine? Summer, school, summer, school.
Jacob looks so cute and happy!!!

RawBin said...

Heh! There you were, watching your boy go off on his first day of school and on the very same day, I was driving my baby girl and all her worldly belongings off to college. That first day of kindergarten doesn't exactly feel like yesterday, but it sure blew by fast! I'm glad you're savoring every moment of your little boy's life!
I cried as the school bus first took away my 5 year old, but I only got a bit misty eyed at the college. It was only as I read your post I began my real cry.

shannonmarie said...

Hihorosie, the first week has been a little difficult, but I'm sure I'll adjust eventually. At least I prepared myself by sending him to preschool 1/2 days a couple days a week the past two years (kindergarten is all-day where I live). I've gotta ease into this.

Hope you enjoy the Pop-Tart recipe. Mine is nut-based, but Jenny made one later with buckwheat. Since then, I've also seen some grain-based versions.

Rawleen, enjoy them at this age when you can. It goes by so fast.

Wow, I can't imagine having the first day of school canceled. The kids are probably on edge as to when they'll finally get to go. Hope everything is okay where you are.

Rawbin, I didn't mean to make you cry. Tell Ivy I said good luck at school. I hope she has fun ... but not too much :-)

I guess it is hard to let go no matter how old they get.