Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A day of firsts

Simon went to daycare by himself today. He was not very happy about it. It's weird. In 3 1/2 years, Ian has always been there. He went to a new classroom and was happy by the time I left him.

Here is the kindergartner. He was soooo excited. He went to school for a partial day and was impressed with his classroom and the gym! Then he spent the rest of the day with his dad. They went shopping (for themselves - toys) and swimming.

People were asking me all day how I felt about Ian going to kindergarten - if I was sad or if I cried. All I could say was that I didn't cry and I wasn't sad like I was when he first went to daycare. I cried and cried then. Oh I was devastated that day. BUT today it was more like a melancholy feeling, a non-descript feeling sad. A knowing that he is moving on. He is growing and learning and I know that I will be a part of that. I am excited for him, his world is opening even bigger. I can't wait to hear his new stories, but he is growing up. Luckily for me, it will be a while before he leaves the house!


Stephanie said...

Oh Kari, they are so cute.

I love your new header. :)

Zoƫ said...

I love the new header also. SOOO CUTE. I love photos where they are not looking at you, you get the feel of who they are.

I am glad the first day was good for both of them. (and the you did not cry the whole time, I am not sure I am going to be that good;)

peaknits said...

What a sweetheart! I can totally empathize with your feelings of meloncholy - sometimes I feel so...left behind? As my kids grow up and up! I do love that first day of school though, yay for getting back into a groove!