Monday I sent my baby Spencer off to Kindergarten which was bittersweet. Of course I’m happy he is growing up and becoming independent but part of me wishes he could stay home and be my little boy forever. On the way to school this morning I was more reserved than usual, not singing along with the radio like I usually would. Jason made a comment about this and Spencer leaned in and told Jason “It’s because I’m growing up Jason.”
He was right of course. I wasn’t a blubbering mess, but I was taking time to reflect on the past five years. There were so many moments I prayed for the first day of Kindergarten to arrive, days when Spencer was trying my nerves. However now that the day was staring me in the face it seemed too soon. Not just because he was going to be gone all day, because he did go to preschool, but because it was a milestone moment.
Unfortunately our school only allows drive and drop so there was no going inside to say goodbye to my newly inducted Kindergartener. We took pictures before school and showered him with love and hugs. As the car line teacher opened the door I asked Spencer for a kiss and he turned to me, looked me square in the eye and announced to anyone who could hear “Mom, you are so embarrassing!” But he did give me that quick kiss and then he didn’t turn around once on his way to class.