In two days something unbelievable is going to happen. My oldest is going to kindergarten.
Do you know what this means? This means, not only is he now a school boy–I am now a school boy’s mother. Holy cow, I’m going to have a kid in school!
Hold on a moment… the world just tilted a little bit.
When Hudson was just six months old I remember bursting into tears because one day he was going to leave for college. Brian smiled and reminded me, Honey, he’s just a baby! Even kindergarten is a long way off.
But here we are in 2012 and kindergarten is just two days away. How am I handling it? I’d say I’m somewhere between panicked and excited. New things are coming and they are good things, but there’s no use denying that some things are going to change.
A week ago I had a momentary crisis while I lay in bed, thinking about Hudson going to school. It went something like this:
Oh my gosh, he going to school. He’s going to public school.
Are we doing the right thing?
All his friends are going to the charter school, but he’s going to public. Will he feel left out?
Will the teacher be nice?
Will he become a different child?
Will he learn BAD WORDS?
Will our relationship change?
Will I cry on the first day??!
Things all mothers wonder about before their first child starts school. On the other hand, I’m also excited for him to:
- Make new friends
- Have new experiences he can share with us
- Learn from someone new
- Begin learning about the world outside our family
- Adapt to new circumstances
- Stretch his wings
I remember going off on a school bus in England when I was only 4 years old. Us little ones gathered on the bus early in the crisp morning air and waved goodbye to our mothers through the school bus windows. That was 27 years ago. Now Hudson is about to do the same (except, not on a bus) and he’s a whole year older than I was then. I think he’s going to have a fabulous time.
This weekend we had fun celebrating his kindergartener status. My mother-in-law brought some awesome back-to-school cupcakes, we ate pizza, and hung Hudson’s name banner.* I think it made the back to school season really special for Hudson who kept calling it his, “special celebration.”
He starts school on Wednesday, and NEVER FEAR, I will have pictures for you of his first day of school. He might even wear something made by mommy. 🙂
Thanks for reading, friends! Do any of you have stories of your child’s first day of school? Are you sending your baby to school for the first time this fall? I’d love to hear from you!
And on the Back to Blogging front: I’m back to a regular blogging schedule, hooray! Thank you for sticking with me over a long and crazy summer. I can’t deny, I’m looking forward to a *hopefully* not so busy fall. Or, if it is busy, let’s hope it’s busy with SEWING, right? 😉