This was an adjustment month for the Walkup family. Our baby started his journey into Kindergarten. I wasn’t handling life well, it almost seemed I was an empty nester. If only I could hold onto the little one and not let him grow, I would always still have my baby.
The problem with this thought was…he was more than ready to be independent from me. The first day of Kindergarten arrived quickly. We set his alarm, packed his lunch, complete with a love note from mommy, got dressed and headed for the bus stop. You heard me right…bus stop? They would have nothing to do with me driving them to school, although I offered more than a million times! I thought I was going to be sick parking the car at the school and waiting for my kids to be delivered by the bus. I wanted to make sure my little kindergartener was happy and could find his classes ok (and snap a few pics-lets not kid ourselves).
They shuffled off the bus with crazy grins on their faces, and my world was a little better. My big boy took his little brother's hand, looked at me sternly and said “Mom, I got this”. I watched on as he showed him the way through the school and out to the playground of which he will play on for the next couple of years. They didn’t look back once to see if I was still there, in fact the opposite. It was full steam ahead, exactly the way I hope they always approach life, together, and always looking ahead!