Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Seth's First Day of Second Grade
Seth. My boy. You came in my room first thing this morning already dressed in your fresh new threads. You had that look in your eyes, that anticipatory gleam. As we decided on the best items to stash in your lunch I reminded you that your room was B12, like the vitamin. I quizzed you on your teachers name and you remembered it. You assured me you were not nervous but excited and I believed you. As we trudged through getting your sisters dressed and fed, you kept asking, "is it time to go?" As I was taming Lucy's hair into a pony, I asked if you would miss your sisters, you gave a sweet, "yes."
We pulled up to the front of the school, the ground saturated after an early morning rainfall. You hopped down and struggled to pull on your overloaded book bag and I asked you for a kiss, you leaned your cheek toward me. You always do that.
As you walked away and I drove away my heart sunk suddenly. I thought I should have reminded you one more time that it's "room B12". But I think you'll remember.
Happy first day, sweet son.