I blogged recently about all the worry and anxiety I am feeling about my oldest son starting kindergarten in the fall, remember?
Well, the more I think about it, the more worried I get. I know it will be an emotional day for me, and I will cry in the car. Of course. I probably will not even leave the parking lot. Okay, maybe I'll make a Starbucks run, but then I swear, I'll be back in that parking lot waiting for my son to come running back into my arms!
Since I know there will be one hell of an emotional post about his first day of school (or first week, or first month...) I decided to write this post about all the GOOD things about my child starting school.
I have always wanted children - that was something I knew would be a part of my life, me being a mom. I love being a mom to these great boys of mine.
When I was pregnant with my boys, I would often think about the future. Of them in school. Of me picking them up, and of them, in all their youthful excitement, telling me about their day. Of us as a family talking about what they learned.
I have visions of my husband helping my boys with their homework, doing science projects with them, figuring out that hard math equation that mommy most certainly would not be able to help with.
I'm actually looking forward to doing some of their homework with them, because I know it will be a (re)learning experience for me, as well! I am sure I suck at grade 5 math. I just know it. So, yay that I can learn it all over again!
I can't wait to sit in the auditorium and watch my children take part in school plays and Christmas concerts. How much fun is that going to be? I can't wait to se them on stage. Because seriously? How cute are little kids in plays and concerts? Ah, sweetness overload!
Another thing I look forward to is my son coming home with something he made at school - I love crafts and I can't wait to keep adding his creations to the walls of his playroom.
I also look forward to seeing his writing. His little sentences, his messy letters and laughing at all the words he spells wrong.
And it feels great to know that when Dimitry is ready for kindergarten, his older brother will be looking after him, so to speak, and conforting him on that first day when he might be scared. It's great that they are so close in age for this reason.
It will be great for my children to be in school, to make new friends, learn to obey the rules (since, um, they don't really have many at home!) and feel like they belong and are part of something really special. I'm starting to really look forward to this! (But I am still worried...)
Oh, and of course the Scholastic book orders. I loved ordering books from Scholastic and can't wait to order some again for my boys!
What do you love about your children being in school? What else do I have to look forward to?