He was frustrated that we had to sit in the car while other kids were waiting for the bell to ring from the steps.
I was trying to savor the moment and snap a few pictures. When the bell rang our big boy took off running saying, "Come on Mommy! We're goin' be late!"
I tried to linger for just a bit when we walked in to the class room but he had long forgotten that I was even there. I said goodbye only to be responded to with a half hearted, "huh? uh, oh bye." His eyes were all a' glow as his teacher asked him to have a seat and write his name for her. I backed into the hallway and thought he was looking my way so I waved nice and big only to realize he was looking past me.
I walked down the hall and eventually out the door. A few tears welled up as I walked. I felt like my little boy was all done with me and didn't need his mommy anymore.
Here's what he had to say after I picked him up later that morning.