his first solo ride
On the first day of kindergarten there were always those moms who just couldn't quite leave their baby behind. They would linger next to their child's desk helping them get everything ready that they might need for the day. Most of the parents would be gone and I would gently walk over to the one or two hovering moms that were left and gently assure them that their child would be just fine without them. They would reluctantly head for the door with tears in their eyes as they watched their baby venture out "on their own". Of course, I thought that I understood what an emotional day the first day of kindergarten must be for a parent, but after being in the teacher's shoes, I promised myself that I would never be one of "those parents".
Let's just hope that the emotions I felt on the day I dropped Levi off for his first solo ride in the tractor were just a result of crazy pregnancy hormones and not a pattern for the rest of my life as a parent. Otherwise, I may be needing someone to drag me out of the classroom on Levi's first day of kindergarten. I just might end up being one of "those parents".
As I was climbing down the ladder I peeked back to see these two smiling at each other. Talk about melting a mama's heart. I was pretty sure Levi wasn't going to miss his mama one bit.
Levi was one happy little boy. If it wouldn't have been nap time, I'm pretty sure he could have ridden all day. He sure loves his daddy.
So, I made it through Levi's first solo ride in one piece...trying to ignore the fact that my baby boy is turning into such a big boy. A bit over dramatic...I know. Like I said, let's just pray that I can blame the crazy emotions on the pregnancy hormones!