Thursday, August 16, 2012


I don't deal with change very well- initially. I've dreaded sending Mac off to school since the first time I held him in my arms. I love being a stay-at-home mom. I love being the first person to hear and see their firsts in their lives. I love the freedom and I'll admit that I like the control. For awhile I considered home schooling but realized I'm not cut out for it and my little Mac, well, he LOVES people. He is Mr. Social!  For the past year he's been asking to go to school.
  So I knew this would be harder on me than him. All week long I found myself tearing up at the thought of him going to school. On back to school night I sat and cried while I watched him play with other kids on the play ground. When did he get so big? At one point during the week he said "Mom, why are you hugging and kissing me all the time!" I asked Gray, "G, what are we going to do without Mac around?." and he answered "Lets just be sad" and then I cried some more.
Mac's first day of school went pretty smoothly! He woke up, ate 6 pieces of bacon, toast, and eggs. The night before he slept in our bed and he talked in his sleep- which I took as he was nervous but you wouldn't know it the morning of.

We thought it'd be best if I didn't take him to school for 2 reasons:  (1) Drew will be taking Mac to school every morning so he might as well get used to it. and (2) We knew I would be a mess.

Hard to believe my little boy is old enough to leave me.
The whole day G asked "when is my brudder coming home?" and when I picked up G and Annie from the gym day care Annie kept saying "Where's Mac?" we watched the clock all day and 2:55 could not come fast enough!

Mac didn't say much about his first day except that he liked everything and he didn't get in trouble. This morning while we were getting ready I said "Mac, you know you can stay home with me today if you want"  and he said "Why would I do that? I Love school!" Perfect answer!

Mac's teacher is Ms. Rowe


Rita said...

Oh my goodness! He is so big and grown up - it makes me cry too! We love our Mac!

Aunt Amy said...

I got a little teary myself. He's growing up too fast! Love you all!

Leigh Hadlock said...

So glad I'm not the only one who thinks about sending their baby off to school before you even leave the hospital. :( he looks so cute and grown up!

Erin said...

Love the pics on the steps and his bacon face! What a cute little man!

luke & sammy said...

thanks now you have me crying about Kindergarten also. I can't believe how fast the last 5 years have gone by....I am not ready for all this growing up stuff.

Stacia Cummings said...

I love this post. We will go through this on Monday. You are such a cute mom.

Roo said...

Mac!!! I love all the pictures. Cute chalk idea. I cannot believe he is old enough to be in kindergarten.