What a day. The first day of school at our house is a mixed bag of excitement, worries, and tears (mostly my own.) Today was no exception.
Rain was beating down on the windows this morning as we made the trek to the bus stop. Noah has half-day kindergarten, so his bus doesn't come until 12:15, but Ryan was ready with a thumbs up at 7:50 a.m.
It was pretty chilly this morning along with the rain, and Noah was content to cuddle up in the drapes of my sweater. I think he was a bit nervous about starting the big K today.
After Ryan got on the bus as was off, Noah and I had a little date at Starbucks with a latte (for me) and a cake pop over a game of checkers. I wanted to relish the last few minutes.
His bus was supposed to come around 12:15, so we headed outside about 12:05. The kindergarten bus comes right to our driveway, which was nice today since the rain was still coming down. Here is Noah doing some of his "cool dude" moves while we were waiting.
And then we waited, and waited, and waited.
Both of us were getting pretty antsy. I texted and called a few other moms, just to make sure we hadn't missed the bus. Finally, 40 minutes later, the bus rolled down the street. Noah had a moment of uncertainty, and then he hopped right on that bus and was off.
Believe it or not, I was really okay. I think all the waiting took the steam out of my fears of seeing him go off to school with the big kids.
Ryan and Noah were both all smiles at the end of the day.
Thank you, God.