Today was Evan's first day of preschool. So in honor of that, here are the top ten emotions I felt this morning while getting ready and dropping him off:
10. Sentimental - of course. What "First Day of Preschool" post would be complete with out the gushy, tearful sentiment of a mom. My baby is looking more and more like a kid. Is he really big enough to being going to preschool? I had many flashbacks today of bringing him home from the hospital, watching his first steps, listening to his first words.
9. Encouraged - I was definitely encouraged that Jeremy and I made the right decision. When Evan ran in, said "hi" to his teachers, put his bag up on his hook without any help from us, and looked around to see what he could play with. He said his goodbyes without blinking an eye and off he went. I knew then, that we were going to be okay!
8. Embarrassed - Yep, I went in to pick up Evan and all the kids were sitting quietly waiting for parents. I was in line with all the parents. When I was second in line, I could have sworn, I heard Mrs. B say Evan's name. So I called for him to come on after making eye contact with him. Mrs. B immediately put me in my place and told me that they were not supposed to get up until she called their name. I am TOTALLY cool with that. Because I know how hectic it could be if that wasn't the rule. But I swear I thought I heard her call his name. But there were so many parents waiting after me, I chose not to try to explain myself. Oops!
7. Relaxed - Okay I will admit. I have been looking forward to this day for many weeks. Immediately after getting in the truck, I was relaxed having to only take care of one kid ;-)! Carter and I went to go see Grandma at work, took Jeremy an early lunch and played at the park. All without having to worry about 2 little ones! Ahhhh!
6. Paranoid - I did forget a couple of times that Evan wasn't with us. I *may* have panicked a smidge when I couldn't see him at the park. Okay, so I may have enjoyed the time with Carter, but I sure missed having Evan's hand to hold in the parking lot - strapping him in his carseat multiple times in one morning - not so much
5. Relief - This day has been looming over our heads and it felt good for it to finally be here! It went as well as I could have imagined it! Yay!
4. Proud - I am so very proud of the boy Evan is becoming. He is a true blessing to Jeremy and me. He is thoughtful, obedient, confident...
3. Amazed - Evan truly amazes me. He is very much like his father - the quiet (in public), confident, independent type. There was no worry or anxiety on his part. Just ready for what the day held.
2. Blessed - to have a beautiful, strong healthy boy that I could take to preschool.
1. Awe -Struck - I watch Evan and still can not believe that God blessed me with such an amazing gift. Wow!