Yesterday was your first day of Elementary school, and what a bittersweet day it was! You have been excited to start Kindergarten since the day Mrs. Roxy took your class to visit a neighboring Kindergarten class last spring. It was all you could talk about all day. Now, you are in that class.. uniform and all, proud as can be! You asked me "Mom, are you going to cry?" With tears in my eyes, I said "Maybe! My little boy is getting so big!" You gave me the biggest smile, eyes beaming and told me I would be OK, and that you loved me. How is it possible that YOU had to comfort ME!? Shouldn't it be the other way around? You are so grown up and you don't even know it.
Tyler: "Yes, I can't wait. Mom, when I go to college do they have really hard math questions there?"
Me: "Yes they do. Really hard questions."
You: "Good. I like really hard math questions."
Me: "Well, if you study hard and get really good grades you can get into any college you want, anywhere you want!"
You: "REALLY! I'm going to study really hard and get good grades!"
I certainly can't forget our German heritage at a time like this. It is tradition to give your child, on the first day of school, something called a Schultute. Your parents present you with a cone, (I decorated myself) filled with German chocolates, candies, toys and school supplies. Yup, a crazy mixture for a wonderfully crazy tradition. Then we embarrass you by taking your picture in front of the school holding your giant cone. I didn't post your pictures in front of your school because you simply would not open your eyes because the sun was too bright. So, we tried again at home. Now we have three generations of schultute pictures! I hope you pass this tradition on to your children someday.
Mom and Dad
|I'm on the left (I had a schultute somewhere), and Aunt Krissy is on the right|
|Cousin Martin on the left, Mema on the right with Great Grandma Petrasch and Great Great Grandma Cinzel.|