Step on a crack and break your mother’s back

by statia on August 27, 2012

I would just like to know where the hell the last five years went.  Because today, I put my precious little baby on the big giant school bus.  He got on like a champ. He didn’t even break a sweat. And then?  Then he went to KINDERGARTEN!!!

Our district is only a measly half day (two hours and forty minutes to be exact. A step down from the full day pre-school last year). Up until this morning, I would have gladly asked the bus to slow to a roll, while I chucked him on. I wasn’t upset. I had brief moments of anxiety, but mostly? I’m selfish and FREEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM (semi-freedom, anyway). I’m so close to being able to just do endless amounts of shopping in my pajamas.

But the minute that kid got on the bus and sat down. The minute I couldn’t see his little blonde head through the window, I may have cried a little bit.


jesser August 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Totally. Can’t believe it’s here already.

statia August 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Were they not just born yesterday? It makes me sad.

Shelly August 28, 2012 at 6:58 am

I’m getting ready to do the exact same thing in about 30 minutes. I have on my “Judy Blume did not prepare me for this” shirt we got at BlogHer and cannot for the life of me figure out if I’m going to cry.

WTF is up with 2.5 hour school days? Going backward is so not cool.

Tommie August 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

My daughter rode the bus to preschool last year. I cried the first week.

This year? Nary a tear was shed by either me or her when she climbed her little self onto the bus. It’s amazing how much easier it gets with each passing year.

Like the Mini, O is still only in half day school (kinderkids for her instead of actual kindergarten.) But yes, even that half day gives us freedom like we’ve never known. Wheeeee!

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