I really wanted to make a big deal of starting school, and start some traditions. We let Hudson pick a restaurant he wanted to eat at the night before school started, and he chose O Charley's. This is still a mystery to me. If you ask him any given day where he wants to eat, he will hands down say mexican. Not sure what got into him that day, but O Charley's it was. We had dinner and came home to get ready for the big day. I read them a book and laid in bed with them and cried like a baby. I felt like I was sending my baby into the great big ocean the next day......
There were so many things going through my mind when I went to bed that night. Have we done everything we could to prepare him for this? Will he be kind to everyone he meets? Will he behave? Will his teacher like him? Is getting him up in the mornings going to be an absolute nightmare?
I had been so worried about out new morning routine. My mom comes to our house to keep the boys, and they are used to waking up whenever they want and being able to lay around for a while. Hudson has always been a beast to wake up in the mornings for preschool, and it stressed me out for kinder. I I am happy to report things have not been as bad as I expected. We start the wake up process in plenty of time for him to ease out of bed, and get nice and awake before its time to leave.
We woke up bright and early for the first day of school, and he was so excited. I wanted to make him a special breakfast, so pancakes it was!
After breakfast we went outside to take the obligatory "first day of school picture."
We are so incredibly blessed with the best neighbors who have happen to become some of our best friends. There were four of them starting kinder together which made this so much easier for all of them. Out of all of them, Hudson and our next door neighbor were the only two in the same class.
After pictures we all loaded up and headed to school. We all walked in together......
We dropped him off at his classroom, and just like that he was on his own.....
I think I had cried all my tears the week leading up to school, so I was actually okay the day of. I had a sense of calm as we left the school. I knew that we had done all we could to prepare him, and just prayed he would be okay. My constant prayer for my kids is that people will see Jesus through them. I obviously want them to be smart and never struggle, but for me the most important thing is that they are kind to others. To always befriend the kids who are playing alone. Be respectful of adults. Always do the right thing, and know they can tell us anything.
We are almost a month in and school is going great!