After explaining to him that popsicles weren't an option, he was ready for the day. His best friend from preschool named Davin happened to be in his Kindergarten class, so Preston was looking forward to seeing him.
Getting ready to go, Preston ran out the door. I wondered all day how he was doing. For years now, he has waited to go to school with his two big brothers. It was hard to believe the day had finally come.
That night at dinner, Preston was quiet. Looking down, he said, "I cried three times today."
Adam and I glanced at each other then turned to Preston. "Why Buddy? What happened?"
"Well, the first time, I missed Daddy, the second time, I missed Mommy and the third time, I wanted to find Christian and Ethan but I couldn't. You said that we would be in school together but they weren't there. I looked everywhere."
My heart sank. We tried to explain how his big brothers really were with him, just in different parts of the school.
Preston seemed to be a little better as he took bites of his spaghetti. He informed us though, that he definitely didn't want to go to school the next day.
Making a "First day of school" cake, little Preston seemed to forget about everything else.
"It was GREAT! I LOVE it!" Was all that he said as he climbed in the car. He was wearing some type of hat they made in school and he wouldn't take it off.
"I can't wait for tomorrow Mommy." A smiled filled my soul.
"I'm so glad to hear that Little Man. I'm happy you had fun today."
And that was it. It was all that I needed to hear.
I know how quickly time will pass so I'll cherish every minute. No matter how old he gets though, I'll never forget him on his first day of Kindergarten. That little boy sitting there eating spaghetti and worrying about his day. Even as he leaves for college, that little one will always be in my heart.
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