(pre)school is now in session

Aug 21, 2014

Day one complete! Summer is officially over and we will be getting ourselves back into the hectic morning routine, that is getting Ace to school on time! Yesterday morning was smooth operator. It may have been easy thanks to my OCD of preparing every little detail the night before. Laying everyones outfits out, cutting up fruit and putting them in their designated color coordinated (to the child, their must have not mine) bowls, and beverages ready and in the fridge. Yesterday morning will probably be the only morning to look like that all year as Chris reminded me many times over. After I got Ace dressed, and he requested "to have his hair look like dads" I took one look at him walking down the stairs and burst into tears. I stood there for a second as to not let the children see mom crack, but I was caught by Chris who couldn't help but say "are you crying? it's preschool Kelsey, and he is only gone a few hours. You don't cry when I leave! Anyway we can chalk this up to hormones?" Call it what you want to call it, but letting go is no easy task. 

I have to say I am so happy that Ace is going back to the same school as last year, with the same teacher, and many of the same kids in his class. It was like a little reunion in the morning. They were all so excited to check out where their cubbies were, see each others new backpacks, it was all so cute! I obviously had a harder time letting go as Ace turned to me and said "okay mom you can go get a coffee now". Just kick me out of your life why don't cha! But I did go grab a coffee, while contemplating a quick drive by back to the school, you know just to poke my head in (psycho, such a psycho I know) but I didn't! I went home to tend to thing one and thing two, who took full advantage of rummaging through all the toys that Ace tells them are NOT for babies. And since mom was in such an emotional state, we consumed chocolate chip cookies for breakfast! Don't mind me, just creating emotional eaters over here. 

We anxiously awaited the pick up time and wouldn't you know we were ten minutes early. I have no life people! I walked in, signed him out and saw his smiling little face. He showed me where his mailbox was, and the art project they did that day, and then he said "mom I really missed you, were you okay without me?" ehh...I think I will make it. 

And so it begins........

9 comments:

  1. He looks so cute! I hope he has a great year. :)

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  2. Reading this made ME tear up and he's not even mine! Seriously, the hair. He looks like such a big kid! Glad you both survived the first day.

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  3. I love that he asked if you were okay without him! So sweet!

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  4. Awh man. I just can't. This will be me before I know it. Can't they just stay little forever? At least he missed you!!! I would die if letty didn't say that.

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  5. This was so me on Adri's first day this year. I sat in the car and watched her through the windows...
    BTW.. Your kids are going to grow up to be models. So freaking cute!

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  6. What a cutie!!!!! I'm really excited for Dannika to go back to school next week!!!!! She's starting to get a little stir crazy...which is driving this mama crazy! haha!

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  7. Handsome little maaaaaaaaaan! Ah! I can't believe summer flew by that quickly and it's already time for school! I think I might be a complete mess when it's time to send Mia off to (pre)school!

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  8. "mom I really missed you, were you okay without me?" Oh my goodness... MELT! How sweet!!! :)

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  9. Awwww, this made me tear up! Laughed at your husband's response though lol, totally something my husband would say too.

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