The boy started school on Tuesday. ?This year he is in the Pre-K class. ?My baby is growing up. ?He goes to school 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday) from 9:15-12. ?It is the best 2 hours and 45 minutes of my day. ?Actually, that isn’t entirely true. ?The remaining 21 hours and 15 minutes are better.
School is good around here. ?School is structure, socialization, mommy break time. ?It makes getting through the rest of the day fun. ?In the two days we’ve had this week with school life has been down right nice. ?I’ve been working my ass off, but there have been no arguments, no whining, no talking back and overt use of polite words. ?What’s more amazing is that the trusty husband is out of town. ?I’m doing this on my own. ?If it were July I would have lost my shit by now.
The first day got off to a little bit of a rocky start. ?The boy didn’t like that his dad wasn’t there when he woke up in the morning and tried to pick a fight with me. ?I brushed it off and we moved on. ?Once we got to school it was a little chaotic since we are now in a new school (the church built a new wing that houses the preschool) so parents didn’t know how the new routine works. ?I’m still working on that since the sign-in/out sheet is not in a convenient place. ?The boy didn’t like the chaos and I could tell. ?His hands were shaking and he was desperately trying not to cry. ?I walked him to his classroom and helped him find his spot in the circle. ?At that point he asked if I could stay for a little bit. ?That didn’t happen last year. ?I said I would stand with the other parents and I moved to the door. ?With a little distance he was ok so I stayed a minute and then said I was going. ?When I picked him up he was all smiles. ?Today’s drop-off was much better. ?He told me he was going now. ?Pick-up was different today so he was begging me to leave. ?That’s my boy… doesn’t like change. ?He’s a good Lutheran.
In my book school is great. ?Longer hours, more days, better behaved child. ?What’s not to like.
I also want to thank you guys for the comments on the video. ?It does mean a lot to me. ?I just need to start skipping to the second half (Unexpected Miracles). ?The first part makes me cry too much.
I am going to make the video private on Friday. ?After that you’ll have to ask for permission to see it. ?I want to respect Alexander and his family.
School is awesome, especially for moms.
The video was wonderful, thanks for sharing.
so glad Oleg is enjoying school
Parents NEED breaks that are worry free. School is one of them. Hence… deeming guilt free feelings a good thing. Keeping our own candles burning bright allows that passion and fire within, to break off and be passed to our children. Don’t ever feel guilty for a reprieve! ALL parents feel this way.
I agree School is awesome!! Ethan starts next week and I can not wait…although I will still have one, its only 1 instead of 3! 🙂 Totally jealous that he is in 4 days a week!