Thursday, August 14, 2008

Milestones and Random Ramblings

Well, I did it. I just dropped Brennan off at Kindergarten. These are hot off the press...




So everyone is asking me, and you might be wondering...how am I feeling? I HAVE NO IDEA!!! I have a small lump in my throat, yes, but I'm really OK. Does that make me weird? According to what everyone says, I'm supposed to be sobbing right now. Is something wrong with me? More than anything, I'm feeling nostalgic. I can't *honestly* say the past 5 years have flown by, but looking back I'm not sure how he got he got to be 5 (not to mention the fact that he even survived years 2 and 3!). The lump in my throat comes from the fact that he acted so old today. No nervousness, no tears, no clinginess. He took the whole thing in stride. Usually B likes the idea of something new and then when he comes face to face with it he gets quite nervous. The first day of both preschool years were filled with tears. But today he walked right in the room, sat down on the rug and turned and give me a big smile......OK, now the tears are coming.......

The other funny thing going on in my mind is that I keep imagining Charlotte on her first day of Kindergarten. I keep thinking that her brothers will be in 2nd and 4th grade! What a different experience she'll have.

How wrong is it that I keep spelling Kindergarten with a "d", as in Kindergarden. And my trusty ol' spellcheck isn't catching it. What is Kindergarden? Maybe I'm the one that should be going to Kindergarten.

My house is really quiet right now. Both Charlotte and Calvin are napping. I can't make a habit of blogging during this time. I should do something productive. My natural inclination will be to be on the computer or napping during the afternoons now....but I can't let that happen! My bible and house must reign supreme during these quiet hours.

Oh and one more thing. Brennan lost his first tooth this week. It came out on the way home from Minnesota on Sunday. This has been a monumental week in his life! Here's the pic I snapped right after he pulled it out...

3 comments:

Karie said...

He looks so grown up!!

April said...

Aw, what a big boy. I tell ya I was always so excited about them getting to go to school but Clay was miserable. He would walk out to his car in the parking lot in tears. Then when we started homeschooling Clay was sad that he wasn't getting to take them to their first day of school. So, I guess no matter where the kids are he's going to feel awful because it means their growing up or maybe because he's a big cry baby!

Pipsylou said...

The school pictures are killing me. Can you BELIEVE how quickly the time passes?

I remember my mom saying that but I guess I just didn't really believe it.

Man, he looks so excited to be starting school...must be a happy and well-adjusted kiddo.