Kindergarten Here We Come….

I can’t believe it, my little baby, my first born, my sweet little Benjamin, got on the bus and headed to his very first day of Kindergarten.  I said KINDERGARTEN people!!!!  Where on earth did the past 5 1/2 years go? He is just too young to be in kindergarten, right? Okay, I know, I am in complete denial, but I have so many worries and fears for my guy.  He is such a big kid and I know that he can handle himself but so many things run through my mind.  Who is going to get him off the bus? How is he going to find his classroom? How is he going to do in the cafeteria for lunch? Who is going to help him if he has trouble opening his juice box?  Yes, I know that these are all normal fears any many moms think about these things as they send their little ones off to school.

I thought sending the kids to preschool was hard but Kindergarten is much worse.  He has to be so independent and coming from someone who isn’t, that’s hard for me to understand.  I want to walk him to his classroom every morning, but I can’t.  I want to get his napkin in case he spills something, but I can’t.  I want to walk with him to his classroom, but I can’t.  I want to make sure that no one is mean to him, but I can’t.  I want to make sure that he behaves and listens to his teacher, but I can’t.  I know that the is going to be okay, but I can’t help but worry!

How can this sweet little boy go from his first day of preschool three years ago….

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Now he is off to Kindergarten this morning?

He wasn’t into taking pictures this morning.

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But he finally warmed up a bit and started to flash that gorgeous smile.

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Just look at how proud he was as we were taking pictures this morning.

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Here are a few pictures of us waiting at the bus stop and of Benjamin getting on the bus for the very first time ever! The sun was in his eyes so I couldn’t get one with his eyes open!

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He picked the front row seat right near the door and driver!  You can see his head to the left oft he sign!!

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And he was off! The bus drove away and now I am left to wonder how he is doing.  But I still can’t stop thinking of my guy as a little infant.  It was just yesterday that I brought him home from the hospital and held him so close.   No matter how much he grows up and not matter what happens, he will always be my little baby.

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I pray that Benjamin is having a wonderful time at school making tons of new friends, learning a million new things and eating his lunch like a big boy in the cafeteria.  I pray that he remembers how much I love and miss him!

Good luck little guy! You are going to do wonderful {even if your mommy is having a breakdown}.  And tomorrow I get to do it all over again as I send Sean off to his last year of preschool.  God help this emotional pregnant mama!


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  1. I am not even pregnant and was tearing up reading this. Might be because I taking both the girls tomorrow for the first day of pre-school this year and still a bit shell shocked on that. I know the quiet time will be awesome,b but definitely feel a range of emotions on this as you already knew on this for sure. Hoping Ben had a wonderful first day!!! 🙂

  2. The day I put Molly on the bus she said to me,
    “So I am supposed to get on a huge bus with no seat belt and a stranger is driving ? Well ok mom but I am breaking a lot of rules here.” All the grandparents were there and dad had to drive me to her school to sit and watch her get off the bus and that kid never looked back except to give me the sign for I love you and rock and roll! I cried for two hrs. Lol
    Molly has loves school since day one!


  1. […] that I am finally over the emotions from yesterday {you can read all about Ben’s morning here}, I get to start all over again today with Sean.  It was his first day of preschool {year 2}. […]

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