So many moms warned me about the wave of emotions that would take over the days leading up to sending your firstborn off to Kindergarten. This transition into elementary school is harder than I could have ever imagined. I know Henry will love school – just as he loved his preschool, and I know this is harder on the parents than the children. Kindergarten is just different; it’s the first step in letting our little ones go, which is so bittersweet. It feels different from the days of dropping him off at preschool – Kindergarten is the real beginning of a child’s journey to becoming who they are – without mommy and daddy. It’s also the ending of his time as my baby.
I’m so excited for this new chapter, and I’m so proud of this tender little soul. He’s going to do amazing things, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I’m scared. I am scared that he’ll lose his sweet innocence. I’m scared of the world we live in. I’m scared of the words he will learn. I’m scared of letting him go.
But with all of that fear, comes a whole lot of hope. I hope that his teachers and classmates see the brightness of his heart. I hope that he finds the child who isn’t playing with anyone. I hope that he’s given new opportunities and makes new friends. I hope that he always shows kindness to everyone. I hope he knows he CAN do anything he sets his mind to. I hope that he embraces the adventure and this new experience with a positive outlook.
I love this child fiercely, and as I let go I’m excited to see how high he will fly! Hugs to all of you mama’s who are sending their little ones off to school for the first time!
Henry’s a professional dabber!
On Friday, August 23rd we had Henry’s schools orientation, and I chocked up just walking into his room!
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Henry is his new classroom on Friday for his school’s orientation.
His desk! Cue the tears!
Henry got so excited to see his name written on the lion. 🙂 Big fan of lions these days.
He was so impressed by his library! 🙂
Henry and Daddy before orientation!
The night before Kindergarten! 🙁 Here’s his little book!
All the feels! First day of 2017, 2018 and 2019!
First drive into school! Look at Oli with the thumbs up!
His school doesn’t allow parents to walk their children into their classrooms on the first day just for safety measures (which I totally understand) and to be honest, it made it easier on this mama too!
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Here’s to an amazing school year!!
Go spread your wings my love! See you at 3pm!