To My Son’s Teacher On His First Day

20 Aug

Please take care of my pride and joy

Please understand that he has been the center of my world for over five years

And is every bit the reason I have never given up

Please appreciate his dimples

And slate blue eyes

And smile that lights up my heart

Please be patient when he is at his worst

And stand behind him when he thrives

Please be there for him when he is struggling

But make sure he makes his own decisions when he is able to

Please love him like your own

And be firm with him when he gets out of line

Please encourage him to try new things

And to never stop learning

Please know that a part of me will be missing

When I don’t hear his witty comments throughout the day

Please know that my baby is growing up

And it’s now up to the both of us to get him through it together

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3 Responses to “To My Son’s Teacher On His First Day”

  1. melindaclayton August 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on melinda clayton and commented:
    It’s been years since mine were this young, but this was a nice reminder (and I still worry about my teens – I suppose it never ends).

  2. Grandma August 21, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    Lizzy, that was just lovely. Nikkos will have a wonderful year! And, so will you watching him grow.

  3. Functional Slop August 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    As both a parent and a teacher, I love this post!

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