He is gone.

The house is quiet.

Everything he is wearing is labeled. Side note- I am missing my maiden name right now. It would have been much faster to label all of his clothes, towel, lunch stuff, back pack, extra clothes, snack, shoes and swim trunks if his last name was 5 lettered Clute instead of 7 lettered Shannon! I think I about wore out a Sharpie labeling “Michael Shannon” on everything!

He was sitting on the floor among a group of his peers learning the “Welcome Song” when I left him this morning.

I don’t know if he misses or even realizes that I am gone, but I sure miss him. It is just a little too quiet in the house right now!

To Michael (because some day- a long time from now- when you are dropping your first child off at preschool you might be wondering what your first day of Preschool was like and what your Mom was thinking when she dropped you off),

I love you buddy. You were so brave today. I was so proud of you. You were sharing trains with a cute little girl when I was signing you in. You looked so big wearing your backpack and caring the elephant lunch bag you picked out. Your backpack has Buzz Lightyear all over it. I have a hard time believing that you will not know who Buzz is when you are an adult because Buzz is such a big part of your life now. If you don’t remember Buzz, go and rent (or whatever you do in the future) Toy Story and watch it. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself jumping off the couch yelling “To Infinity and Beyond!”

I am so excited for you. I know you will love Preschool and will have so much fun. I hope you make friends and I hope you use the potty.

You didn’t even realize when I left today. I am taking that as a good sign that you are ready for this next phase of life. You will be going to school for a long time… a very very long time. I hope you like it. You love learning now and I hope that will always be the case.

I love you and I can’t wait to pick you up and hear all about your first day.I wouldn’t be surprised if you fall asleep tonight talking about all the fun you had.



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