Tuesday, August 21, 2007

First Grade Blues


Today was James' first day of 1st grade. My big anxiety was that he wouldn't eat anything for lunch as it takes him 4 times as long to eat as anyone else and recess is right after so he for sure will ditch the tedious meal to play with his friends. Oh, and he is battling his first loose tooth, which prevents him from biting things. I wish that was the only worry. I was fine until I put Luke down for a nap and realized it is going to just be Sam and me for a couple hours. I felt empty. Letting them go is so hard, not just because it will be a long time before they come back, but they come back different. Better I hope, but who knows. So many influences. I remember every time I would get sad about him going to Kindergarten he would console me by saying "its only 17 years, Alisa!" Consolation indeed. James told Kari "I cant really think of anything I didn't like about 1st grade!" I guess that's good enough. I love you James!

5 comments:

Sonja said...

I survived on a bag of chips and a candy bar ($1.00 worth of merchandise) for almost 6 years of school lunches, and I was twice his size. I'm sure the crackers will do something for him.

Mary said...

Alisa! Thanks for FINALLY sending me this link! I love it. Now I can keep tabs on you whether you like it or not! I'm just starting to get the kindergarten blues.

AnneMarie Farner said...

Good luck, James! Great post, Alisa.

Brooke said...

I hear you, Alisa. It is such a long day of first grade. And now Savannah will start preschool in 10 days. I am feeling a meltdown coming on. I wish we lived by each other!

Kirsty Jo said...

Tell James to have fun and if he has any homework trouble... like what the capital is for China,(snicker snicker). As if James won't get straight A's throughouy his entire life.