Thursday, September 5, 2013
Back To School
This week The Boy started his career in education- yes he officially started Kindergarten- while I had high hopes of home schooling these Chuckleheads it was not to be- they both decided they wanted to go to school. So last fall we went through the registration process- all Summer I fooled myself into thinking that The Boy would want to stay home and be home schooled- but it when it came right down to the wire- he wanted to try Kindergarten at a school with other kids.
So on Tuesday- even though he had changed his mind yet again and decided he really wanted to stay home- he got up early and got ready for his first day of Kindy. We went together- all of us as a family- for our short introduction to the teachers, classroom and routine- it was only an hour. Then yesterday he got out of bed and settled into the couch for some cartoons- we had to get him going as The Boy thought Kindergarten was only a one day thing. "What do you mean I have to go back again?" he wondered out loud!
Away we went at what I feel is an unearthly early hour- over to the school- setting our routine for the year to come. This time Miss Lo and I left him in line with the others and watched him go into the classroom behind his teacher- he did not complain- in fact he did not even look back- he will be fine. Shockingly I think I may be OK as well- I fully anticipated heart break and tears but I'm good- my baby is in Kindergarten- it's an exciting and happy time! I'm sure I will miss him next week when school is in full time- but I have a tea date with friends, plans for a run and Miss Lo starts Preschool- we will find our groove- eventually!
ps- I stand by my wish to home school if only because I really do not like getting up so early in the morning- I need time to hatch! If either of my Littles decides they want to try home schooling I am game!