It begins, but also continues

Tomorrow is the first day of school for Primo. His first day in the big scary world of public school where we drop him off at 8 and don’t get to see him again until after 2 in the afternoon. We met the teacher, checked out the class room, got the lay of the land. He is excited, anxious, ready for to get started. We talked about his feelings about the new adventure and he has no fears that he can articulate, just nervous excitement. I’m not sure how I feel about the whole thing other than ready. I’m ready for him to get this public education started and see where journey takes us. Beautiful will drop him off tomorrow on her way to work and I think she will respond with the proper emotion sending her baby into the world, releasing more control then we have previously let go of. I will be there to pick him up and pick his brain. Gauge his response, talk about the other kids, and get the lay of the people. He will not provide enough information to satisfy our curiosity but we will learn a lot from his demeanor.

I feel like this should be bigger for me, and maybe it will be tomorrow, but for now I am ready to let him go. To let him drift a little from the boat and see if he can swim, to find his way back. I’m ready to see what he will learn and what he already knows. He’s 5 but already I see a 5 year old that makes good decisions. I’m looking forward to seeing how he makes decisions in this new world and what he brings back. I’m proud of him and I’m excited to see where this roller coaster takes us.

  3 comments for “It begins, but also continues

  1. Portlandpadre
    09/08/2011 at 9:17 pm

    Congrats bro! I cannot wait to read what you see and feel after primo hits school.

  2. 09/09/2011 at 5:49 am

    You’ll realize it won’t be a roller coaster at all. Hope it all goes will for Primo..
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    Portlanddad Reply:

    I say roller coaster in the sense that today begins process of me not being the biggest influence on his learning. That is not totally true since I will be super involved, but the idea that we are releasing a bit of control seems like an unknown ride. one we are ready for and excited about, but also mindful of and a little nervous to see where it goes.

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