Today was it...literally the first day of the rest of Timmy's life. The first day of actual school...not play school, or anything like that...school. Every day for the next 17 years of his life (if we count college...or time served, whatevs) he is going to go to school. Wow, thats making me a little weepy. His teacher, Mrs. Fox, left present for all the parents on the kids desks. There was a tissue and a cookie and a note. I was fine leaving him at school until I read the note...
The First Day
I gave you a little wink and a smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You've been with him for four years now
And have been a loving guide.
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow,
I'll love him as I would my own
And help him learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass.
For it, too,has been my turn
To take my child to class.
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more.
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.
Great, now I am crying again. Thats above and beyond...his teacher didn't need to give ME a gift. Hell, I should give HER a gift. Haaaaaaaaaaaave you met Timmy? Hahaha.
So this afternoon, I get to hug my little boy on the first day of the rest of his life. And I guess come to the realization that he is growing up. And I have one year to find a job! ;-)
Here are the first day pics of my kiddos...