Those First Days

by melissa on September 10, 2012 · 6 comments

It was a big year in the Culbertson house.

Big Roo started Kindergarten this year! Ya know, he’s been in either daycare or preschool since he was three months old. I worked full time until he was three and then either part time or freelancing since then. So, other than marking the momentous and sentimental occasion, I thought the amount of time he was gone wouldn’t affect me too much.


When Little Roo gets home and goes down for a nap, I either work on the blogs or do things around the house. I find myself checking the time all-so-often and then slightly freaking for a half a second before I realize that I’m NOT running late to pick him up from school or the bus stop. He’s still in school.

It’s such a surprisingly long day for him… and me too! Luckily he’s adjusted after a week or two of crankiness. As a kindergartener, we also have homework every day (GASP!) and he’s settled into the routine of that too. Now I just need to remember what a long day it is!

Do you know what he told his little brother on his first day? This is the cute little convo they had:

Big Roo: “I’m going to miss you.”

Little Roo: “Why you going to miss me, Noah?”

Big Roo: “Because I’m going to Kindergarten.”

Heart. Melted.

A few weeks later (aka last week), Little Roo started preschool again. This kid didn’t miss a beat. New class but some of the same friends. He already loves preschool but just about every day asks “Is Big Roo at home?” He’s used to seeing Big Roo at preschool so he’s not quite understanding the routine yet.

However, he hasn’t even cried in the morning when I leave. Barely even notices.

Sigh. These boys are getting so big.


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1 Carrie with Children September 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Such precious boys! So glad to hear they are adjusting to the new schedule too. Hope you are enjoying a little extra quiet time!
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2 melissa September 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Thanks! Yep, there’s quiet time but way more carpooling!

3 Alissa September 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Glad it’s going so well. My guy is loving school this year which is a refreshing change.

I can’t believe how big your Roos are getting.
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4 melissa September 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Awesome! It’s always good when they actually LIKE school!

5 Jessica September 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm

They are getting so big. It’s really amazing and sad, but mostly amazing. I’m glad to hear they’ve both adjusted so well!

6 melissa September 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I know it, right? It’s crazy how they grow so fast.

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