When I was a kid, I was always in a tizzy before school started, no matter what grade it was, I'd have such anxiety with stomach pains & all. Fast forward to adulthood & I'm reliving those same feelings but this time I'm not the student! Cam was as cool as a cucumber though & I'm incredibly proud!
Ask anyone who knows me & they'll confirm that I'm an emotional
basket case person! Needless to say, I shed plenty of tears in the days leading up to today. We read The Night Before Kindergarten before bed last night...
And started the morning with Cam's absolute favorite breakfast (or lunch or dinner) of pumpkin pancakes.
Both Mike & I started late at work today so we could get Cam onto the bus. He'll only ride the bus to school on Wednesdays since I'm home & Mike will take him to before school care every other day. He'll take the bus home every day, but we wanted him to get used to riding there on his first day. My stomach was in knots as we waited for the bus!!
Seeing my baby board the bus was very emotional & I had to do everything to hold in the tears as to not embarrass myself (or Cam!) in front of the other parents. Imagining him getting on a bus where he doesn't know a soul & riding to a new school for the first time was nearly too much to handle!! Unfortunately we ended the evening in the after hours doctor's office, but fortunately, it turned out to be nothing serious! Cam mentioned his face hurting this morning & I noticed he was all swollen by his jaw/face/under his ear. He was super energetic so we sent him along today, but when it was even more swollen & painful after school, I decided to take him in. The doctor thinks it's a blocked salivary gland that will just (hopefully) heal on it's own! Phew, thank goodness for that. We're all exhausted after the long, emotional day, but I am so incredibly proud of my brave boy for rocking his first day of K!