Thursday, August 9, 2007

A boy needs his mother

Here is Eli 3 months before his 4th b-day.
Well, I did it. I gave my youngest child to the local elementary school. He was so excited this morning. I turned the light on and said "is there a kindergartner in here" he jumped right outa bed and ran to get dressed. He is excited but I have other feelings. Giving him to strangers is hard. I am expecting them to take good care of him. If he is sad will they hold his hand, If he cries will they call me, will they let him go to his sister Ok now I am gonna cry. I have not been alone during the day for 10 years.
The heat here has been horrible 100 101 and 102 degrees over the past few days. They will dismiss early because some of the local schools are having trouble with AC. So tomorrow will be the first full day of school, with lunch boxes and everything. I should be ok today, he will be home in about an hour. Tomorrow they will keep him until 2:45.

Added at 12:45pm They will have early dismissal again tomorrow. Maybe Monday will be back to the regular schedule. P.S. Eli loved it!


  1. We're in the same boat...well not exactly, I at least have some 2 year old company, lol. I bet you'll find lots to do with your whole day, just think you might actually get some things done. I can't ever seem to finish anything!
    Hey, what is this 2:45 business, Emma has to stay until 3:45 :(, NOT FAIR, but I'm happy for you!
    It would be nice if they were in the same school. Can you move? LOL!!

  2. I am so glad that Eli had a great time!!!!! We still have a few more weeks before school starts here.

  3. He is sooooo cute. Bless your heart. I wish I could tell you it gets easier. But, for me anyways, no matter how old they are they are still my babies and I worry about people and life treating them right. Maybe I'm just a weirdo. :) I loved it when the kids had a snow day. Other mothers were talking about the kids driving them crazy during summer. I never felt that way. Now you might have more time to knit and stuff.

  4. So glad he's having a great time... now you hang in there, ya hear!

  5. Wow, school starts so early there - when do they get out, May? I'm so glad Eli had a good experience. It's so hard to adjust to the changes they go through - and they grow up waaaaaay too fast!!

  6. Yes, the last day of school is May 21st.

    The school day starts at 8:10am

  7. He looks like he's so ready to be a big boy kindergartener. Hope you're hanging in there and lining up fun stuff you get to do during the day. I can't believe how soon school started in your neck of the woods though - that's a crime!

  8. Hi Sonya!

    I found you from a link from Kare's blog (aka old lady kay or whatever she's going by today LOL)

    I am also in Indiana, and I just sent my baby to kindergarten too. I've been a SAHM for over 13ys, I know how you felt. :sigh: LOL

    Oh, and I *heart* the birthday crown, how cute!

    Have a happy day,

  9. Hi Cris, glad to have you here.
    I was looking at your 4th grader. He could be the twin to mine. I can't believe the resemblence. I will have to put his first day photo up soon.

  10. Congratulations on this milestone! Such a bittersweet moment for you, I'm sure. I'm glad to hear he had a good time at school!

    ~Your Virtual Vacation swap pal


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