His initial disinterest quickly faded after meeting his teacher last week. Her impression so great that Jaspers cries in the car were met simply with
"Mama, I think Jasper want's to go back to Johanna" Thank you very much!
A new kindy bag was sewn, his clothes were labelled, nectarines picked fresh from the tree and we were ready.
"I'M A KINDER BOY"
I felt such pride as he settled so quickly into the morning play. I was a little hesitant to say goodbye but not he. A (really) quick hug & kiss was all I was allowed.
As I drove away the past three and a half years flashed before my eyes. It is true that time flies. My wee wee tiny boy was stepping out into the world. Open to ideas, thoughts & beliefs beyond our own. Teachers, peers & other parents will all influence him as he forms his own ideas about the world. I feel slightly nervous.... yes I do. But I am also open, as he forms these ideas, to see where they will lead him. More of his beautiful self will be revealed to us through this expansion of experience.
Am I being dramatic? Perhaps. But it is still officially babymoon so I am allowed to be.
The pride I felt for my boy was mixed with pride for myself as I acknowledged the journey that I've been on since his birth. It feels nice to be able to say "I've done a good job."
And so what does Milo think if his first day in the first day of the Steiner Kindy that Mama helped build......?