Jacob’s teacher decided to torture the parents the first day of school today. As we were dropping the kids off, she said “Make sure you pick up the blue note on their desk.” Oh, I know this trick. It is the trick where the teachers leave some kind of note, poem… something to ensure that if you aren’t crying already, you will be before you leave the room. Luckily, I knew better than to read it at school, and saved the tears to flow in the comfort of my own home.
The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And I know your child must stay.
You’ve been with him for six years now
And have been a loving guide.
But now the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I’ll love him as I do my own
And help him learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass.
Not too long ago it was my turn
To take my child to class.
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.