K is for Kevin

We just dropped Kevin off to his first day of kindergarten.

After I gave him all my final “goodbyes” & “don’t forgets” I stood back & waited for them to whisk him away.

He took one final look back.

Even though I was standing behind the glass door, I could see straight through those brown eyes. He will be ok.

I feel excited for him but so terrified of moving on to a new season. There will be lots of people to meet & words to read, I know they’ll teach him more than I ever could. There’s a little relief in the fact that he is going to be taken care of. That he will be amazing.
There will be artwork to display, new songs to sing, & sweet tales of his new adventures.

I had to hold back big elephant tears as he lined up inside the school. It reminded me of saying goodbye to Rocky when he left for basic training. We had been married for a year & it was our first goodbye (of many). I wanted to cling to him, but sometimes you do what you have to do.

And let go.





* You can see more pictures on my family’s personal blog here.

** Pandora played this song, “The Worlds Greatest by Bonnie Prince Billy,” for the first time as I wrote this morning & I can’t stop listening to it.
Much different than the original version.



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  • sarah - August 18, 2011 - 10:39 am

    i can’t imagine what this will feel like! dropping benjy off at daycare was so traumatic for me, i had to make olli do it everyday!

  • Andrea - September 4, 2011 - 8:50 am

    Sarah, that first day was really hard for me. But now it’s getting more normal to take him over there. He is enjoying himself and already learning so much. I don’t like that he’s getting so big, but it does feel “right” that he’s there. Definitely makes me want to squeeze baby Damian every single chance I get 😀

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