I can hardly imagine it. . .Mason is in the FIRST GRADE!
Where does the time go? Just the other day he was home with me. Then just the other day (a different day!), he was starting Kindergarten. The poor kiddo actually started Kindergarten at THREE different schools last year with the chaos in our jobs and lives, so I was beyond happy to see this as we waited for the bus:
Mason has friends.
He's a very "friend-worthy" little boy. . .it's not that. It's just that we enrolled for one Kindergarten in Texas a year ago, started at a different Kindergarten in Indiana due to a last-minute move, then proceeded to move TWO MORE TIMES during the school year. To two different states. It's hard for a five-year-old to make friends when his parents keep moving him to new schools. But his first-grade year has started very differently. He had the whole summer to play with lovely Manaal, whose yard abuts ours, and sweet Elliot who lives a hop, skip, and a jump away, just through Manaal's yard and in the next cul-de-sac.
I hope this move is it for us for awhile. While I'd love to live in one of the counties near where I grew up (and where my parents and many dear friends still live), I'll happily stay here for now.
And watch my big boy board the same school bus each year with his neighbors and friends.
How is it that my "big boy" actually looks so little next to that bus? Perhaps he's still a "little boy" after all. Just don't tell him I said that!