Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Not the Usual First Day...

Showered with hugs and kisses
I sent them out the door
like many other times,
but today was the first.

Do you have butterflies?
I asked Nathan.
Emma had already confessed
that she had them.

Like I'm nervous?
he answered.
Yeah, like you're nervous.
Nope, he replied, just happy.

But his school was the same.
Friends, lunch, recess
all the same.
Just a new teacher.

But for Emma and Anson
it was different.
All new. All hard.
New friends, new school, new recess...

So I paced
on the sidewalk outside the school.
The sun beat
and I worried.

Then, they were here
with hugs and happiness--
skipping, hopping, jumping.
It was the best first day ever!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Nice! Glad it went so well for them!