Yesterday we went and met your teacher for kindergarten … while walking in you were holding my hand (like you always do) when you quickly noticed and said “Mom, no one else is holding hands.” and there it was….
Kindergarten is so hard on moms because its our first time experiencing the “letting go” side of this whole parenting thing.
I think the hardest part… is leaving you to a world that isn’t always friendly. There will be mean kids… and busy teachers that may not notice. There will be days that you are sad… or scared… or maybe a mixture of both. There will be days that you want me with you… and I will be nowhere to be found.
It’s that protective instinct. I want to keep you in this bubble… our little bubble and shield you from anything that could potentially be hurtful.
I want to hold your sweet little hand forever… and guide you through life.. protecting you every single step of the way.
But today… you let go of my hand… and I have to learn to stand in the background and let you go…
And hope that this day is everything you have imagined.. as you race off … twinkling eyes… so excited about this new adventure!
I hope that you have the best day of school, my sweet, sweet boy.