I wasn't prepared for the difference this year. I wasn't prepared for the drastic change between kindergarten and 1st grade. My boy, he is a different child this year. One who no longer tells me every.single. thing he has done that day. He now has secrets from me and his teacher doesn't send home daily behavior reports. I only get one report a week. This is scary my friends...
It's no different at church. The first week in his new Sunday School class, he was mortified to learn that they no longer had "centers" such as home-living. Now, it's full-on Bible activities and such.
On Wednesday night, he is going to Bible-Buddies where he learned the books of poetry last week and he can say Deuteronomy and find it in the Bible. My heart is bursting with pride, but also feeling a bit left behind. Not only are his activities changing, but the teachers are willing to let them go without parents picking them up. Nope, that's where I draw the line! I still want to pick my baby (I mean 6 y.o.) up from his class.
I know parenting is just this...letting go, little by little. These changes I'm noticing this year are nothing compared to the thought of him driving or going off to college. And yet, if I'm doing my job well, I will eventually be out of a job. I'll then someday get promoted to friend. For now, I'll just love the fact that out of all the people in the world, he still wants me the most....even if he doesn't tell me everything anymore!