Friday, September 7, 2012

School Days

We've come a long way (four years, in fact) from the day my oldest son started junior kindergarten. It has been a mostly smooth journey throughout the years, and my boy has loved every second of grade two so far. He's in a classroom with all his friends, sits next to his best friend, has an amazing teacher, and this year, his little brother joins him at the same school.

Today was little D's first day of kindergarten. It was an orientation "meet the teacher" morning, and he was so brave, it made my heart hurt. I held it together pretty well, though.

Until I got to my car, and opened the little bag with a few items (tea, tissues, a cotton ball) his teacher gave me, attached with a note...

Here is a little gift for you as you leave your precious little one with me on the first day of school. As you hold the cotton ball in your hand, the softness will help you remember the gentle spirit of your child.

After you have gone home and dried your tears, make yourself a cup of hot tea. Put your feet up and relax. Remember that together, you and I will work for your child to be the best he/she can be.

Thank you for entrusting yoru child to me for the coming school year. I will do my very best to be your child's guide in learning and exploring this bright, new world they have just stepped into.

Yeah, so all the tears I bravely held back as my little one walked around his new classroom? They came out as I drove away.

I'm excited to have both boys in the same school, finally, and I am so thrilled that my little D has the same kindergarten teacher his big brother had for two years. She is the best teacher, ever.

Here's hoping all our little ones have a great school year! Let the journey begin...

14 comments:

Kathryn said...

awww.....loukia!!! now i'm crying!! my oldest started JK this week too. I love the pride that going to school seems to bring to them.

clovesandcinnamon said...

Wow what an awesome teacher to do such a sweet gift for parents...he is an good hands!

Nay said...

So LOVE this! He is definitely in good hands.

nualareilly said...

I got that exact little care package from the best kindergarten teacher in the world who had four of my five kids over the years. I LOVE it. Enjoy today.

Kristin said...

What a great teacher. My boys are both in preschool this year and it is both sad and exciting. We actually debated on even sending them because I wanted to keep them home.

Allison Burnett said...

I love your son's kindergarten teacher too and have to wipe away the tears reading this! My oldest went to JK this week too - an emotional week!

katerina mertikas said...

She is a fabulous caring soft spoken lady. Your boys are lucky to start their school life with her. I hope most of their teachers will be as kind as Mrs. Pat

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel said...

What a beautiful thing for the teacher to do. So thoughtful, and just want every parent needs on that first day.

Kerrie
http://fammilyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

Alyssa K said...

Oh wow there has to be nothing better than knowing from the get go that the teacher is there to support you and your child! Heart warming!

Elaine A. said...

Aw, they are so handsome! Hope they have a great year. :)

Stephanie said...

What a sweet note from the Teacher!! Your little one is in good hands:) Enjoy every moment of this new stage!

Laurel said...

Sounds like you have the BEST teachers!

harriet glynn said...

Wow what a sweetie! Sounds like you have nothing to worry about.

Christine Rigby said...

Wow, what a nice and thoughtful teacher! No wonder you (and your kids) love her.

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