1st day of School …pass the tissues!

The morning started early, thank goodness for coffee!


I made the kiddos blueberry muffins for breakfast.


I try my best to make the breakfast table look festive for the big day! Past experience has proven that the more excited mommy is about something the children often reciprocate the enthusiasm.


Our little lady was so excited to finally be able to use her school supplies; she has been eyeing them for the past week. Especially the sparkly pencils!

Yesterday she went through her new school clothes and carefully decided upon the perfect outfit for the first day of school.

She was ready for school early and had to actually wait a few minutes.  Then it was time to head out. Here is a picture of her getting on the bus, lol! (We do not have bus transportation so this is her bus and I am the bus driver).


She was as excited as she walked into school eager to see friends, meet her new teacher, see her new books, etc.

And then it was time…time for mommy to leave.

First Day of School poem

She started school this morning,

And she seemed so very small.

As I walked there beside her

In the First Grade hall.

And as she took her place beside

the others in the class,

I realized how all too soon

Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as

She first learned how to walk.

The words that we alone made out

When she began to talk.

This little girl so much absorbed

In learning how to write.

It seems as though she must have grown

To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred by hastily

I brushed the tears away

Lest by some word or sign of mine

I mar her first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with her

And keep her by the hand

To lead her through the places

That she couldn’t understand.

And something closely kin to fear

Was mingled with my pride.

I knew she would no longer be

A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,

To work her problems out,

The privilege to grow and learn

What life is all about.

 And I must share my little girl

With friends and work and play;

She’s not a baby anymore –

She’s in First Grade today.


I thought it would be easier this year, it wasn’t like it was kindergarten, but it was just as emotional. Does it ever get easier?

Thankfully the first day was only half day and she was home to help make lunch and eat together.

I will treasure these moments forever! We will miss her tomorrow, she will have lunch at school.

How did your little ones first day of school go? Did you shed a few tears? Maybe your little one isn’t in school yet, do you have any reservations? Or maybe your children are out of school,  in which case I have to ask, does it ever get easier?