Tomorrow will be your second first day of kindergarten. Daddy and I are just as proud of you as we were this time last year. More proud, actually, because we’ve seen you struggle and come out the other side with a smile on your face.
You were my “Kindergrad” in 2013 and you will be my Double Kindergrad in 2014.
Son, there is never any shame in dusting yourself off and trying again.
But you already knew that, didn’t you?
We are your third family, after all.
Sometimes it takes more than one try to get it just right.
And that is more than okay.
That’s the measure of a good man, a man like your daddy, who will never quit, but just keep trying until he gets good results.
I believe with every fiber of my being that you will love school this time around. We just needed some extra time to get the kinks out.
Yesterday you and your sister were in the backseat of the minivan talking about how you would be back in school in just a few more days and she told you, “Some of the other kids might be scared, but you will be like their big brother.”
Being a big brother is one thing we already know you excel at doing.
The letter sounds and math concepts will come in time.
Your heart is good and your soul is sweet and new friends can’t resist the energy of kindness.
All of the kindergarteners in Mrs. B’s class are going to love their new big brother.
I know I do.