Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The First Day

The Doctor had his first day at pre-school today. Well not so much a 'day' but just two short, sweet hours. Enough for me to start missing him, and just a 'taste test' for him. And now he's wondering why he can't go back tomorrow.
For me, this is the beginning of being apart. We do almost everything together, so I've been riding on a wave of excitement for him, to being boom-tossed by the wave and feeling a little sad that my first-born is off the starters so soon - but with so much excitement. It'd be terrible for me to try and hold him back just for my own sake. He is thrilled with this next big step.

Tiny even missed The Doctor today. Chanting his name as we drove away. His name comes out as 'Nang Nang', or 'Nah Nah'. She continued for the entire time.
The Doctor returned home pooped. So pooped he had to have a sleep today. A rare, rare occurrence 'round these parts.
I know we'll hit our stride, and it will all become part of our family's week, but for now, it's new and a little secret tear is shed now and then. But don't tell the Doctor.

16 comments:

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

Ouch.
It does hurt, doesn't it.
Damn that growing up idea.
Who the HECK thought of that.
It's stupid.
Big hug for YOU.

cindy said...

Wow he looks just like his Mama. You must be so proud that you guys have done such a great job that you could send off such a confident little man onto his new adventure.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a gorgeous photo of you all.

A bitter-sweet milestone, but at least you know he is going to have heaps of fun at pre-school. And there will be all sorts of new joys when you get to see the kindergarten artwork, concerts and handmade mother's day gifts!

Christie said...

such an exciting year of milestones ahead of you, Ryder starts back on Friday & he can't wait & I must say, I do like having some one on one time with my 'baby'

Michelle said...

That's a lovely photo, what a sweet little guy. First day at school is a hard one. Good on you for keeping a brave face!

A said...

Lovely photo.
*sniff* I don't even want to think about my little Moo leaving to go to school.....

Amber said...

Oh good on him for loving it. Big steps, growing up hurts as much as we love it. The photo of you three is gorgeous. Your one sexy muma...xx

Monique said...

Oh i'm glad the first day went well for the three of you and the doctor gets to do it all over again next week.

Home Girl said...

what a gorgeous mob u are and what a big boy! we will be doing first day of kindy 2moro too. i think i will be feeling similar emotions. the start of letting go. it feels too quick here too. off to make iceburg creatures now - so hot here in melbourne x

zofia said...

Cute photo of you guys.
It's so hard with the first one.
He looks like such a big boy with his 'big boy' backpack!
Falling asleep after kinder? That's gotta be a great bonus!

Bunny said...

Oh dear. I know how hard it is, I can imagine how you are feeling inside. For me, it was as though I didn't know what to do with myself during the hours B was at school. I felt lost!

You will all get through it. The first couple of weeks are the worst, with you missing him and him being tired when he gets home. B was almost too contrary to look at during his first weeks! Not to worry, it gets a little easier once you all find your groove. :)

Ellieboo said...

Beautiful photo of you and the littlees. Not sure I like this growing up business - goodness it happens so quickly.

Bird Bath said...

yep, I understand how you feel. My second started school last year and I felt rather emotional about how quickly those baby/toddler days had vanished.
It's a great leap for them though, new horizons to explore and all that :)
good to hear the Doc has gotten into the pre-school groove!

leslie said...

love the pic, you bunch of cuties :)

Megan: The Byron Life said...

It is so hard, so hard... to let them go and grow up! I shed a tear this week too - on the first day of high school for goodness sake! Still hanging on...

Such a lovely pic of you with your little ones :)

Fine Little Day said...

Sweet little family :)