Well, my middle guy, T., was dropped off after lunch, for his first day of Kindergarten. He is in the afternoon class, as we only have half day Kindergarten here.
He is the most bashful boy. All blushing and burying his head in my stomach. He may be my shyest child, but he is so great at "sucking it up". He is such a brave little soul. Hanging tough and confident that HE.CAN.DO.THIS!
All of his class was lined up waiting for the bus kids to arrive. The moms all stood close by, gushing. When he didn't think I was looking at him, T. would just glance around at the other children. He was as white as a ghost. Well, except for the small rash that broke out on the back of his neck. Nerves will do that to him.
Suddenly, we would make eye contact, and he would beam. He has the most radiant smile in the world.
I asked him if he was okay. He nodded and then admitted that he felt like crying. My heart just fell to pieces.
And then he smiled at me again, fully determined to be a big kid.