So yesterday was the first day of school, for me as a teacher and my boys as students in kindergarten and first grade. That traditional first day of school shot of the boys getting on the bus will not be mine, because I drop the boys off hours earlier at Kidstop, then head to work myself at 7 A.M. They get to their classes via Kidstop.
On this first day, Derick took Rowan and Dominic to school and attended kindergarten with Dominic. They both had a great day; Dominic's only worry was whether to eat hot lunch or bring a lunch. (He ate hot lunch yesterday--pizza. Today he brought a lunch--not too keen on Sloppy Joes.)
The morning bus shot will never be mine, but my moment is when they arrive home on the bus. And I took a picture. And I hugged them, both very excited about school.
Here's where I got emotional: Seeing them get off the bus reminded me of some pictures on my desk at school. It's been 6 years to go from this:
And it's been five years to go from this:
Like I said, verklempt.