The first day of school.
I had been dreading this day for the last few weeks but when Tommy woke up this morning his excitement was catching. The minute I walked into the room he said, "Mom! I've been waiting for this day all of my life! Now I finally can stay at school ALL DAY!" I was so excited for my little 1st grader that I couldn't help get a little skip in my step too.
It is usually a fight every morning at the breakfast table when the boys insist on having a chair inbetween each other so that no one is "sitting next to me", "chomping in my ear", "spitting on me", "staring at me", or "touching me". Ben, being the youngest, is usually treated the harshest and neither of the older boys ever wants to sit by him. This morning, without prompting, the boys both went and sat next to Benny.
"I want to sit next to you, Ben, 'cause I won't get to see you all day! I'm gonna miss you! You are a very special boy, Ben!" Tommy said Ben.
Then Joey chimed in, "Yep. You a very special boy, Ben. And we'll be so excited for you when you get to start school next week!"
It was so sweet that it actually made me tear up. I know how much Ben appreciated it.
We said our goodbyes and headed back home. After I cleaned the house up a bit and started the laundry it was time to make some fun for my homies (my babies still at home with me). We decided to make "First Day of School" treats. Everyone got to help.
And then Tommy. I think it would be a safe assumption to say he had a good time.
All in all, it was a good day. It went pretty smoothly for a first day. I just hope the rest of the school year goes just as smoothly.
Now if you'll excuse me. I'm getting a little emotional.