Today was the first day of school - Olivia in 4th grade, and Jack in Kindergarten.
I woke up early, and laid in bed for a while, thinking back on my own first days of school...seems not all that long ago. Then I had to get up and dressed, and pack snacks/lunches and make sure backpacks were ready to go, filled to the brim with new school supplies.
Jack did great, and I did too. I fully expected to shed a bucket of tears (those of you who know me well know that I am a HUGE crybaby).
As he lined up on the snake and we followed him in to class, I felt a few tears beginning. But as I watched him sit quietly in his spot on the carpet, and listen to Mrs. Rad (his teacher), I knew that my job to this point was complete. And all I felt was happiness.
When I picked him up, he had a huge smile on his face and when I asked how his first day was, he exclaimed "GREAT!" I couldn't be happier.
Now I have 3 1/2 hours alone with Grant each morning, which I will treasure.
And in 3 years when Grant goes to school, I'm certain that I'll fill the bucket that was left empty today.