When we pulled up he was a little apprehensive. I showed him where to hang his bag and then his BFF Dylan saw him and started screaming "AIDAN! AIDAN! COME ERE!" and I snagged a quick kiss and muttered "have a great first day" and he was gone.
I picked him up and asked him all about it. He told me about the new kids and the kids that have been in his class before. He pulled everything out of his bag and showed it to me from the back seat. He told me to please leave the cheese off of his turkey sandwich for the rest of the year. And then when I was done asking questions he said "I missed YOU". I was like a puddle in the driver's seat. Always such a sweetheart. Then just when I thought he couldn't get any sweeter he followed up with "how was your day, what did you do today."
I don't know if it's because he knows our time as a twosome is limited, but he's been such a mommas boy lately and I love it. I think Adam and I know that there are going to be times in his life where he is all about only one of us at a time and other times where he loves and hates us equally. After the past 5 years of it being all about Adam, I think we're making up for some lost time. I will hold his hand, hug him and tuck him in every time he asks until the end of time. I can't ever get enough.
As the years go on, I wonder if it will get easier to drop him off for another year of school. I don't know if by the time we get to middle school I'll be happy to see him go. But today when I dropped him off today more than being sad, I was so proud of this kid. He's growing up to be such a nice boy and he's mine!
Our cat Spike Jones was trying to steal Aidans' thunder.
It would be totally uncool to try to tame this crazy hair of his. He has two cowlicks so it is pretty much always going to look like this.
And just like last year...a collage of growth and looking back I must ask myself "What was I feeding him in that second picture." I love having these. Adam and I sat here tonight as I was writing this post and reminisced about all of these first days. Time really is flying by!