So, we woke up this morning to our good 'ole "SCHEDULE" (I really LOVE that thing)!!! And finally, out the door we went, right around the corner & up the street from our house (a whole minute & a half), to the place that gives me peace of mind while I'm at work all day.........SCHOOL=) Elijah couldn't get out of his car seat fast enough. I of course had to take a few pictures of this BIG DAY!! We then proceeded to the side entrance (where the NEW BIG BOYS & GIRLS will enter their new classroom). We were greeted by lots of excited children and some very sad faces.....parents of course!! Not this mommy, I was just as excited for Elijah as he was for himself! We waited for his teacher to give him his name tag, had a kiss goodbye, and in nothing other than Elijah style, "I" got a hi-five!! Short & sweet, and off my
Looking back I can remember all the anxiety I felt having to go back to work after each of my 3 pregnancies. I always yearned to be a "stay-at-home-mom", unfortunately, that was never in the cards for me. I was however very blessed to have such a GREAT support system and parents/grandparents who were available to babysit. With the exception of Mason, my 1st born (who didn't go to daycare/preschool until he was 3 years old), both Elijah & Landon shared their time (from 3 months of age) between the two. Elijah went 2 days/wk and increased to 4 days/wk (8am - 4pm) when he turned 3. Landon went 2 days/wk and has increased to 4 days/wk (8am - 4pm) this past Tuesday. His therapists now see him @ school. It seems my boys have ALWAYS been in school. At some point the school may change, (some)friends may change and teachers will change. It's exciting for them.......just like replacing an old toy with a new one! Lucky for me, TEARS & SEPARATION, have never been an issue (the boys have always known school to be part of their life). Well, I did cry all the way to work the day Mason started preschool, I was so upset that he waved goodbye to me from across the room as he began playing blocks with a fellow classmate. How DARE he not cry and tell me how much he would miss me!! lol SO, I guess the trade off worked for "me". Well, I can say that now=)
Have a wonderful school year boys!! LIVE! LEARN! LOVE!
(and have lots of FUN too=)
(Elijah's 1st day of Kindergarten)
(2 boys, same school, one stop for mommy=)