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Monday, August 8, 2011

The First Day

UPDATE:  Scroll down to the bottom of the post for an end of the first day update!!!
They started when I was spraying down his cow lick this morning.  Well, actually I've had them all this past week.  Butterflies...that's what I'm talking about.  I feel like there are a bazillion fluttering around in my stomach.  It really feels more like someone has cut out part of my heart with a butter knife!  Yeah, maybe a little dramatic, but it is all because I can't seem to put my finger on when this...
turned into this...
Or when this...
turned into this...
Where has five (almost 6) years gone?

For the past five years, Bentley has been at home with me.  He's never been in daycare or with a babysitter of any kind.  I have been working with him at home for the past several months on things like letter recognition, writing, counting and other things.  Watching him learn new things and be so excited about learning has been a joy.  This morning I turned all that over to a stranger and quite frankly, it's about to kill me.
I know he will be fine.  He's a smart boy and so good at making new friends; plus he is a little charmer!  That teacher won't know what hit her :)

Not only is Bentley starting kindergarten, but Cecily is beginning her last year in middle school.  Here's my beautiful 8th grader...
She was really sweet snuggling with Bentley at bedtime last night and helping him get his clothes together this morning while I was making his lunch.  Cecily is excited about her classes this year.  She will be involved in costume design with some of the school's plays and can't wait to get started!  I am so proud of the young woman she is becoming!

And don't think for one minute that little miss priss JennaBeth was going to miss out on the excitement this morning...
She already thinks she is Queen Bee around the house and now she has it all to herself.  At this very moment, she is in her "bubba's" room pulling every book off his book shelf!  When she got up this morning, she told Bentley, "I gonna miss woo!"

I'm gonna miss him too, both of them.   Guess I'm strange, but I actually like having my kids around.

I guess it's true what they say, "Growing up is hard to do";  especially for the mama watching it all happen.

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you
and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26


*Update:  Bentley made it through his first day of school!!!  Apparently there is a little boy who sits at his table that has chosen him to pick on.  Bentley told us the little boy knocked him off his cafeteria seat and tried to bite him!  However, I'm giving the teacher the benefit of the doubt that she has got this little one on her radar, because Bentley said this little boy had to sit by the teacher seven times today!  Anyway, other than that he seemed to have fun.  

This is how I found him when I had supper ready...

Good night,


Cheryl said...

I can totally relate! My 2 oldest started 8th & 5th grade today. Where has the time gone?