Today marks a major shift in my life. It wasn’t an entirely intentional goal that I had marked out and circled in red on a calendar. There is a red circle on a calendar, but not mine. It belongs to a precious little boy who is as curious as they come. He’s smart as a whip and loves being around others. His energy level and endurance could put the Energizer bunny to shame at times.
The earth didn’t jiggle on its axis and Kleenex stock didn’t jump because of my excessive need for tissues on this momentous morning. But a certain preschool a few miles away is about to have its world ROCKED!!!
On this morning, my little guy – who is 3 ½ , started preschool for 2 days a week. I’ve worked with him on writing, counting, cutting and other pre-learning activities. I knew early on that his education would be above my pay grade – and I have an advanced degree in education! This degree, however, is not in early childhood, so I’m letting the professionals help with this.
I’ve not fretted and been all weepy about this decision. That’s just not my style. I relish watching my baby grow up. I am loving every here and now with him. (Well, honestly not all of them. He could have been the poster child for the terrible twos.) But it is a marvel to watch him become himself and he will only become more himself over time. I don’t want to go back. I don’t want to keep him where he is right now. I’m looking forward to the next. Maybe this makes me strange, maybe it’s because I’m an older mom. Who knows? It’s just how I am.
Another major shift has also happened in my life. I have now been married – officially – for more than half of my life. I have a new wisdom and appreciation of time. I will have 2 days a week drastically different than they have been for the last nearly 3 years. There are rooms to be cleaned, menus to be planned, posts to be written, and so many things to LEARN. My little guy isn’t the only one who will be getting schooled. Knitting has been mocking me since Christmas.
So let’s get going. Let’s savor every minute of time we’re given and make the most of it alone, or not. I’m spending this day with my husband after our first school dropoff. I’ve got some great things planned for all of us. Please join me on this journey. Subscribe up at the top of my page if you’re like me and don’t want to miss anything.