One week from day, you will start kindergarten. I have thought about this momentous occasion often, but never for long. There is no point lingering over the ifs, ands, or buts. I know it will be exciting. I know it will be great. I know it will be the beginning of so many wonderful things. I know it will be hard. I know it will be all those things for both you and me.
Right now, you seem excited. We don’t talk about it much, but you are protecting all of your new kindergarten gear and asking a few questions, trying to anticipate what it might be like. We were thankful to find out a neighbor and a new friend, Elizabeth, will be in your class. Your teacher is Ms. Delaschmidt and from what I can tell she will be a good fit. These are two details I know about the first day. For the rest, I will have to wait and see. I just hope you will tell me about it.
When I drop you off on your first day, I am going to want to say so many things. Most importantly, I hope you know that at home there is nothing but love waiting for you. And with that knowledge, I will let you go further out into this less than perfect world. When you do step away from me next week, I am sure I will only say, “Have fun. I love you, buddy.” So, go for it and have fun.