Last week we went to Sebastian's new school (and when I say new, I mean new..it was just built) for an hour and met his teacher, who is wonderful, and starting tomorrow he'll be at school every other day full-day with alternate Fridays. He's supposed to be taking the bus but for now I'm okay with driving him. Our plan is to park near the school but far enough so that we can walk to get some exercise.
Anyways, I have no idea where the last 4 years have gone but what I do know is that come tomorrow morning Jamie & I will be driving our lil' guy to school. I've already forewarned him I may cry, but not to worry as I they will be tears of joy and pride for being the mother of such a wonderful boy. I also told him I will put a special note in his pocket so that if he gets worried or lonely throughout the day he can look at the paper and see all the hearts I've drawn to remind him how much his mommy and daddy love him and that we are thinking of him.
I know he'll be a superstar tomorrow.... As for me, I'm really going to miss him but I know that starting school is a rite of passage and Seb is definitely ready for it!
Whose Child Is This?
"Whose child is this?" I asked one day
Seeing a little one out at play.
"Mine", said the parent with a tender smile"
Mine to keep a little while.
To bathe his hands and comb his hair,
To tell him what he is to wear,
To prepare him that he may always be good,
And each day do the things he should".
"Whose child is this?" I asked again,
As the door opened and someone came in.
"Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile.
"Mine, to keep just for a little while.
To teach him how to be gentle and kind,
To train and direct his dear little mind,
To help him live by every rule,
And get the best he can from school".
"Whose child is this?" I asked once more,
Just as the little one entered the door.
"Ours", said the parent and the teacher as they smiled.
And each took the hand of the little child.
"Ours to love and train together.
Ours this blessed task forever."