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Am I Old Enough To Have A Kindergartner, Really?

Day 4: Today is the 4th consecutive day that I dropped my baby off at an elementary school twice the size that my high school was. How is this even possible? I'm actually still reeling over the fact that I was able to let him go... Also, I am wondering when in the world I turned into my mother- since she is the one usually crying over every little thing, not me! But this was different, this was a fear and a pain I've never felt before. Mav is at a Bi-lingual school and in the hands of people I don't even know, who do not know me...and they certainly don't know him. How will they be able to protect him and communicate with him in the way that I would? I suppose the answer is, they can't. But that is Ok. Or at least it has to be. Sadly, we live in a world where I am not just worried that my kid won't make friends, or that he might not know where the bathroom is. I am fearful that he could be the victim of far worse. How am I old enough to have a kindergartner... And Why The Hell is he headed off to school with a bulletproof backpack? The feelings, the raw emotions on the first day of school were something that I don't believe can even be put into words.I mean after all I carried him for a lot longer than 9 months. Thankfully, my boy did pretty damn great from the minute I woke him up, his little body sprawled out in the middle of my bed, like always - he got "Breakfast in Bed" and we snuggled and talked about the day ahead of us. That was most definitely the easiest part of my day, ya'll. We got dressed, Mav in his crisp new uniform- he did his own hair (since I don't know how "boys do hair") we had breakfast and took about 10,000 pictures along the way. We were ready to go- I was fueled by C-A-F-F-E-I-N-E. And a lot of it. The boy had some of his favorite people in the entire world here cheering him on and we went for it. We got in the car and just like that we had a New Norm- and a dang early one if you ask me.

Alas, we made it through the first week. Now if this isn't a testament to my eyelash glue, I don't know what is. To be continued, I'm sure.



 

If you are interested in the bulletproof backpack we use, follow the link below- I can't recommend it highly enough!



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