Today was Conrad's Kindergarten orientation! We got to meet his teacher and learn a little about this upcoming year. The school does not allowed parents to walk the kids up to their rooms. Kindergarten students will be dropped off and picked up at the kindergarten playground gate. It is scary not being able to walk them in and get them settled but I guess it's a safety precaution and teaches them to be independent. So we had to take our pictures with the teacher today since we wont get to go into their room tomorrow. After we were done with orientation we went shopping and picked out a backpack and new shoes.
Tonight we read some back to school books and talked about his first day tomorrow. He is so excited and positive. I however am a little nervous and a little sad. I'm nervous that he might not like it, he won't excel at learning, he might get discouraged, he won't be pushed to his full potential, he won't have enough encouragement, he might not pick the right kinds of friends, he might get bullied, etc... I could probably go on forever. He is my first born child my only son and my sweet little baby. I am just now, after being so excited, a little bit sad. How did he grow up so fast? It seems like only moments ago I was watching him sleep peacefully in his baby swing. Now he is going to be sent out into the world by himself. I think I might just spend all day tomorrow crying by the school gate waiting to pick him up.
Conrad and his teacher Mrs. Simpson