Tomorrow my baby boy starts school.
I have been anticipating this day basically forever and even more as soon as he started kindy last year and now. it. is. here…
He’s a bit nervous. A lot of his friends have already turned five whereas his birthday is not until march. He’ll be one of the younger ones, but with a big sister and the genes of an incredibly tall father I’m not worried. He’s anxious about not knowing how to read, but I keep telling him that’s why he goes to school, to learn. It reminds me of myself, terrified my first day of school because I didn’t know enough.
These holidays have been truly amazing. So much so I’ve been praying in preparation for some sort of catastrophe thats bound to hit soon. No doubt the stress will rise as our schedules become busier and my study starts up again. I pray that I’ll remember this peace I’m feeling now and be reassured that it will come again (maybe by some miracle it will stay with me all year long!)
Just like for his sister, his teacher sent home an activity for us to do – Things I Want you to Know About Me and for the parents, Things My Parents Want you to Know About Me – here are parts of our lists:
- I Like dinosaurs and monster trucks
- I live on a farm with pigs and sheep
- I love helping with shearing, seeding and harvest
- I like playing games on the x-box with Dad
- My favourite games are Viva Pinata and Junior Monopoly
- I love playing outside with my friends
- We have 2 dogs, a sheep and chooks and goats
- Our son is an active and energetic young boy – our youngest
- He is curious, adventurous and clever
- He loves sports
- He can be a bit rough
- He made some really great friends at kindy and we hope he will be friendly to everyone and make new friends too
- We are all excited that he is joining his big sister at school, a new era for our family
- Mum is very eager to be involved and helpful
- We pray that 2018 is a year of growth and joy
I love being a school mum. I love reading with the kids (when I find the time). I don’t know how I’m going to cope without any children at home with me during the week. It’ll be awesome, and lonely. I can’t believe I’ve made it to this point. I’m excited, nervous, sad and incredibly nostalgic.
Be brave Baby Boy. Be brave Mumma.