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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

School Time


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.   




15 comments:

  1. Such a great salute to your sweet boy and his precious mama!! I look forward to learning more with you!

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  2. Awesome! Thanks for linking up at FunkiPlanet.com today.

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    1. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    2. BTW - found someone I've been looking for through your linkup today! :)

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    3. I'm back online today finally and catching up on blog reading. Such a sweet post for me to find you with. Congratulations on the "more than half my life." It's a wonderful milestone and just keeps getting better. I hope your little man is loving his school time!

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    4. Thank you, Tobi. It's a bit of a strange milestone, though. Sadly, not many people ever reach it. As far as school, the first week was a hit. The academics start this week.

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  3. Momentous day indeed! Excited for all of you!!! And for what this means!

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    1. You mean like free time? :) He loved it!

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  4. Oh my word! I was just fine about sending my 4 1/2YO off to preschool 3 mornings a week, until I read this post... Now I'm a little teary eyed! Such a sweet post!
    Our kids school pushed off the start for another week because we did a new building that's not quite ready, so I have 2 weeks before I have to write this post! :)

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    1. Oh, please don't be teary eyed. Rejoice in the fact that I will be able to clean house and shop for groceries.. Wait, something doesn't seem right about that last sentence. :) Your older kids will be so excited about being in a a brand spanking new building.

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  5. I hope he had fun today!! It's really the most amazing thing to have that time to yourself! I look forward to seeing what you do in this space on your two precious days to yourself!

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    1. You have really gotten to know me well over this short time. I hope I make the most of the time.

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