13 September 2009

All Grown Up!

Diary of a mom on her only child's first day of school:

Lucy waits for the bus. Everyone's smiling. Mom is only a wee bit misty-eyed.

Lucy gets on the bus. Mom's eyes are tearing up.

Mom waves bravely goodbye and then promptly follows the bus to school so she can embarrass Lucy there, too!

Lucy has a friend in class! Must take plenty of pictures of Lucy and friend.

Time to line up for class -- please note that I am not the only mother present.

You'd think mom would leave after this, right? Wrong!

Lucy still waves cheerfully.

But now mom's presence is getting old. Mom is cramping Lucy's five year old style. Sigh.

Mom left, but only when forced. And I was waiting with Lucy's Schultüte when she got off the bus.

Hurrah! I made it through the first day!


Suzi said...

Your girl is so cute that I'm breaking my vow of internet silence to comment. Love that Lucy girl!

this week for dinner - jane maynard said...

I'm so proud of you, jen! ;)

The Mostess said...

Borderline stalker or good mom? Only you can know.

PS--Michelle is the new fave Covert due to geography. Sucks to be you, Issaquah!!

Carrie Hellewell said...

That's normal for you to cling that much to her... oh wait.. no it's not. You're still a good mom though.

denebug said...

You did it! Are you enjoying the great open stretches of time alone during the day?
I love Lucy's first-day-of-school outfit. Especially the shoes.

Anne said...

She is getting so big! Congrats on making it through the first of many days.

Emily said...

That first day is definitly a doosey! Give yourself a big pat on the back mom! So now what to do with all your spare time?

Nikki CB said...

so sweet! It was great to run into you the other day at the children's museum in PA!