Monday, August 25, 2008

School Days

What do you think of when you hear the word yellow? I think of sunflowers swaying in the breeze...sunny bright days...curly blond tendrils on little girls...bright happy rooms...bananas by the bushel. That's what I usually think of when I think of yellow. Now pictures this. A large, noisy, diesel guzzling monster coming for my little boy. It steals his infancy and his parents tears. That's right. It's the school bus. My little baby is now an official kindergartner. Who said he gets to grow up? That wasn't part of the deal when I held his tiny body after he was born. The spindly long arms and legs now have muscles. The cute baby cankles are no more. My baby just isn't a baby any more. I'm sure every parent has a hard time letting their little ones grow up. Soon he'll be making more decisions on his own and not be so dependant on his mom and dad. I cherish these days when he's still my little boy. I hope they don't go by too quickly...

The night before school Collin said, "I think I'll go to school for one day and that's all." Sorry kiddo. Your days of freedom are over! Daddy had the opportunity to get Collin ready for his first day of school. He packed his bag and drove him to the elementary. Eric got to see the classroom, the other kindergartners, the teacher, everything. I wish I could have gone too but I had to work. It's probably a good thing I didn't go because I would have been boobing the whole time. As it was Eric had a hard time keeping himself together too.

Eric was supposed to pick Collin up after school and take him up to see mama but Collin wanted to ride the bus instead. He ended up falling asleep on the bus! I think we're going to have a problem with that. At least his cousin Metny rides his bus in the afternoon so she can watch out for him. She didn't even know he was on the bus yesterday though. The bus driver had to tell her that her cousin was on the bus. Metny didn't think he was old enough yet! Me too, Metny. Me too...

Mrs. Browne, Colton, and Collin. Collin said he and Colton are friends now.

Getting off his first bus ride.


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Mandy Lin said...


This can not be so. I knew it was happening but until I saw those pictures it did not hit me. Oh, he's so grown up. I have tears in my eyes as I write this. Precious Collin in his backpack is so grown up.

Brenden, Lorie and Our Girls said...

Wow! Is he already 5. Next year Maura goes to school and I won't have any kids at home. Time passes by so fast. I can't believe it! Treasure it while you can.