Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I cried...

What you know about Bo is his craziness
& his curiosities that lead him to trouble.
He will leave a trail of mess behind him. 
He might have dismantled your lamp,
and cleaned your whole bathroom for you
with your toilet brush & toilet water,
but his smile will charm you right back up
& you'll end up giving him cookies. 
(Well I don't but I am his mom). 
He IS Dennis the Menace.
But what you don't know is that Bo is PAINFULLY shy. 
It's hard for him to even say hi to people.
  He doesn't like to go many places...he loves...home. 
So the thought of sending him off to
Kindergarten today made me cry yesterday...twice. 
And when I prayed last night...I sobbed...
But today came & I tried to make the day special. 
He was soooo excited to use his new back pack & lunch box.

And since I like us all to look like we belong together
I laid out "uniform" shirts for all the kids.
(My friend Sarah says I always dress them in "uniforms" anyway :)
And then Bo woke up & changed his mind,
"I want to wear the Blue shirt."
So I scrambled to get new shirts.
Even Kit was in his uni.
Then, I started snapping pictures like crazy.
Annie is always up for a pic,
And to my surprise...Bo was up for it too!

Our "bus" pic:

They all looked at the camera at the same time!

My mom came over to stay with the other boys & off we went.
I heard Bo ask Annie, "So what day do I get to NOT go to school?"
"Then Saturdays are my favorite." He decided.
Way too soon we arrived at school.
And just like a big kid he jumped out and headed in.
I was thrilled to have captured this exchange of looks with the principal...but very bummed it was blurry!

Then while I tried to stay a step behind
& tried to breathe without tearing up...
...his teacher stopped him on the way in & prayed over him.
and I had to slip these down from the top of my head.
He didn't even wonder why I was wearing my sunglasses inside...
but the other moms knew.
And I left him looking like an angel.
and cried all the way home.
But when I picked him up he just wanted
to know why he couldn't stay all day.
Thank you Mrs. Troost!
You have given me a gift today...
My Bo loves school.


pat/susie/resortmom said...

What a blessing to have your little ones at a school where they can pray!
And what a cuter than cute picture of all your little blessings!
They grow up so fast, don't they?

Kim said...

Awww this is so sweet. School starts here tomorrow. I expect a lot of my coworkers will come in wearing large sunglasses.

MS/AC Fan said...

Crying too, where are my sunglasses?!?

Anonymous said...

I cried reading this entry about Bo and first day of school! (and I don't even have kids!) the picture of the teacher praying over him did me in! You're doing a good job momma!
Dawn R

MS/AC Fan said...

Well said.... Even if he's "cleaned" my bathroom, scrubbing the walls with the toilet brush & toilet water(more than once...), that smile does still melt my heart :) <3 that Bo!

Trisha said...

You got me all teary eyed Libbie! So glad to hear that Bo had a great first day and that you made it through too!


It's me said...

Owww this is such a sweet post...love Bo....love all your kids...and i love you.....enjoy !!...love Ria...x !

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so happy that it all worked out so well. That is one great picture of the kids!!!

ShannonAnn said...

I'm so glad Bo loved his first day at school!!! Every one looks so happy and excited in your family photos!

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

Dear Libbie I cried with you as I read this.I cant believe little Bo is going to school.I always love reading about his mischief as he is like my AIdan..We are lucky to be blessed with these boys as there is never going to be a dull moment and that is what it is all about...love dee xxx

Jo said...

Wow, where did time go? Bo in school... that is exciting. I'm so glad he likes it. Soon he'll have best friends and doing this whole school thing like a pro.

Christina Berry said...

This post and your photos made my day!

You are blessed, and I thank you for sharing your blessings here! <3