Kindergarten Kid

Written by mom - 5 Comments

Today is your first day of school
I hold back tears as you get on the bus
Wearing your back pack and brand new shoes
With your hair all spiky with gel
You turn to smile
Shining eyes behind bifocals
Chubby cheeks with a dimple
Short legs climb the steps and take a seat
You’re in good hands with brothers there
I wave to you through the window but you don’t see
Your school journey begins
Another chapter for me
You are ready
I let go

Published on August 13th, 2007 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Milestones
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  1. **sniff sniff** I should not have come over here today. My oldest starts Kindergarten next week. I’m sooooo worried and yet excited. That was a great poem. I know I will let go as well even though it makes me a little sad. Thank you for sharing it.

    Comment by vw bug — Aug 13th 2007 @ 12:37 pm
  2. Lovely poem.

    Comment by Melitsa — Aug 13th 2007 @ 1:10 pm
  3. That’s cute. With our little one due any day now, I know that some day in the not-too-distant future I’ll have to go through that. It’s sad, but any time there is sadness, it means there was a joy there, so hold on to the joy of your little one.

    Comment by FamilyFinanceBlog — Aug 16th 2007 @ 3:02 pm
  4. It doesn’t get any easier. I just sent my youngest off to his sophomore year in college. As he drove away, I thought of his first day of kindergarten. You could always tell the all kindergarten bus because you could just see the bus driver and a hand waving every once in a while 🙂

    Comment by Christine — Aug 21st 2007 @ 10:01 pm
  5. I find these occasions both sad and fulfilling – knowing that they are growing up and doing OK. I may be a bit strange, but I enjoy the letting go part.

    Comment by come clean — Aug 29th 2007 @ 11:33 pm

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