Today was Sam's first day at Walnut Creek Elementary school AND as a 1st grader. I am so amazed at his resiliency...after a summer full of hotels, and living out of a suitcase, he was still so anxious to begin the school year.
Grandma and Megan were still here so just Sam and I were able to walk to school alone together and talk about some of the things he wants to do this year (he wants to learn to be a waiter). We got to school with just a few moments to put his backpack in his cubby, get out his little box of new school supplies, and to find his seat. I got out to the hall just as the bell rang and I must admit, I almost had a panic attack. How could I leave my little boy at a strange school, with a strange teacher, in a strange new place?? But then his little class all stood up together and I was stuck in my spot, watching my little boy put his hand on his heart and say the pledge along with his classmates, and then sit down. I caught his eye and he blew me a kiss. I cried all the way home.
Have a wonderful year, Sam. We love you and are so proud of you. Enjoy your year as a "Wildcat!"