First steps

Yesterday Evan went to school for the first time.  He actually coordinated his outfit with a blue football shirt and a blue shorts.  I made him wear tennis shoes, instead of the boots, which need to be retired soon.  He carried his new Transformers backpack on his back.

Sean couldn’t go on without his own backpack, so he had a small Kung Fu Panda backpack.  He walked next to Evan.

Even with The Husband in tow, we arrived early, and I snapped pictures. 

The children lined up to enter the room.  Evan found himself in the middle of the line.  One by one the kids entered the class as the teacher greeted them by name.  Evan allowed two kids to have cuts as he came near the door.  He stopped at the door.

Teacher: Hi, Evan.  How are you?

Evan: I’m a little scared.

My eyes welled with tears, which I kept in check because I knew if I cried Sean would too.

Teacher: That’s ok.  Everything will be just fine.  Come on in.

Evan took his first steps in without looking back.  The teacher’s assistant helped him off with his backpack and sent him to play.

I stood there not knowing when to leave or what to do now.  But a couple of minutes went by, and I didn’t hear a cry for Evan.  I called Sean, and we went home.  My first child is in pre-kindergarten.

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16 Responses to “First steps”

  1. theycallmejane Says:

    Oh, that is too precious. And what a wonderful mom you are that he can be so in touch with his feelings, so unafraid to express them. Good job mom!

  2. insider53 Says:

    Isn’t there this awful silence as you stand there. He is gone and you just can’t walk away, and then you do. I remember it well. I wish I could see the pictures.

  3. rakster Says:

    Scared. He sounds like he’s happy to talk about his emotions – that’s great!

    I imagine you were / are a bit scared too.

  4. Gibby Says:

    OMG, my eyes welled up at “I’m a little scared.” How sweet and honest! Oh, first days. They are killers.

  5. Zeemaid Says:

    I Just teared up too. I remember those precious moments last year when E started k.

    Now I’m just looking forward to full days. *L*

  6. Freedom Debt Relief Says:

    That is so sweet 🙂 am sure Evan would be fine. Really precious Snap that one will be.

  7. KathyB! Says:

    I HATE school. These first days just rip my heart out. I think I could plod forward in complete denial of time were it not for first days and birthdays. I’m thinking both should be banned.

  8. TheKitchenWitch Says:

    Sniffling here. Oh, that sweet boy. How brave is he to admit how he’s feeling. I hope he got a big hug from Momma after school. And I hope Momma got a hug, too, from someone.

  9. ck Says:

    Sounds like Phase 2 of Operation Womb is about to kick into high gear…

  10. joz1234 Says:

    So sweet. Mine started Kindergarten and my 2 year old will start Parent’s day out twice a week in a couple weeks. The baby will be harder to let go, but he is so excited.

    My oldest is liking his new class. That makes it all okay.

  11. faemom Says:

    jane~ Thanks. I’m not sure what I did.
    insider~ I had Sean to fill the void.
    rakster~ Yes, I was a bit scared too.
    Gibby~ Like a dagger through my heart.
    Zeemaid~ I’m sure once school really gets going I’ll enjoy the free time.
    FDR~ He did do fine. Or at least that’s what I assume, since I can’t get him to tell me what happened at school.
    KathyB!~ My mom says she never feels old until she realizes how old her kids are.
    TKW~ I did give him a big hug, not that he wanted it or needed it by that time.
    ck~ HA! You have no idea.

  12. onthenightyouwereborn Says:

    Oh my gosh, this made me cry! It must have been so hard!

  13. faemom Says:

    I think it would have been harder if I hadn’t had Sean. He took it much harder than I did.

  14. Ink Says:

    Sooooooooooo sweet, Fae! Awww.

  15. Kids Football Shirt Says:

    How brave is he to admit how he’s feeling. I hope he got a big hug from Momma after school. And I hope Momma got a hug, too, from someone.

  16. faemom Says:

    Just my mom. She understood.

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