Tuesday, September 2, 2008

School Days for Cub

This morning Cub began his first day of school! He got up ready for the day to begin, and was so excited at the prospect of going to school "like Sissy does". Of course he wanted to bring his new Batman action figure, pirate sword, and eye patch.

After understanding the I would take good care of these precious items until he returned home, he was ready to get dressed and have his usual "cereal and milk" for breakfast.

Momma came over early with Elizabeth... she spent the night at their house last night, and after she got dressed, they headed off to kindergarten. It really helped out this morning as I wanted to love on Cub as much as possible!

I just couldn't stop hugging him, as if I was gonna squeeze him back to being a baby.

Seems like just yesterday he was learning to walk, and now he is a big 3 year old and going to PreK...

When we got to the church, he hopped out of the Jeep... ready to go in. I grasped his little hand in mine and we started toward the doors. As Elizabeth went to this Preschool last year, Cub is pretty familiar with everyone, and they were all calling out a good morning to him as we entered.

That was when he gripped me like his life depended on it, and decided he might not want to be there after all. Oh, the look in his eyes almost had me running out those doors, back to the Jeep and safety of the keeping him at home... just one more year.

That is when his wonderful teacher, Miss Jennifer, came over to save the day. She somehow coaxed us both to the room, and when Cub saw the construction toy in the middle of the floor, well... he was hooked. He leaped from my arms and headed over to play with all the trucks and tractors.

When I got home it was so quiet, I really didn't know what to do. There were no fights to break up between my kids, or boo boos to kiss and make better. No one to watch Toy Story with for the millionth time. I am sure I will come to understand that I have a good 2 or 3 hours to get something accomplished three days a week... but today I am just taking it in.

And watching the clock until I can go pick up my babies!

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Reynie said...

Cubster in school! I remember when he was born. I was living in ATL and BB came to park his truck at my house before we went to visit at the hospital. You were preggers when we first started dating! Gosh, it seems like yesterday!

The Rockin' Wife said...

I agree. The quietness is almost eerie. And it seems like during that time I check the clock every 10 minutes. It gets a little better, but I am not sure how you can ever really get used to it!

The Whitfields said...

Hey Angela, wait do you know Reynie? I saw her comment on here. I am a Tri-Delt & anyway Reynie's blog was in our sorority magazine. I don't know Reynie personally, I just saw her blog in the magazine & ended up looking it up. What a small world! Your blog is so cute & you have such cutie pie kids!

Nice to meet you!


Simply Stork said...

Hello...I'm a pop in from the blog train...very nice to meet you :o)

I am a home schooling mom now but my kids used to be in school...I'll never forget putting them on the bus for the first time...oh how they grow...

So glad the first day went well...What a cutie...snuggle him while you can :o)


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Your little Cub is adorable. I was feeling my heart tug as I read this.

Kelsey said...

Aww he is too cute!

Prasti said...

awww...a bittersweet moment, i'm sure. it's nice that he's already somewhat familiar w/ the place though. how did he do?? or i should say...how did you do ;) ?

Zip n Tizzy said...

He looks like he may have been sitting on that mantle since 4 A.M. ... so excited!
My boys went back to pre-school this morning and I'm just giddy with excitement. I wrote a list of things to do... and now I need to get on it.
Your kids are adorable. Enjoy your downtime.