Mother, Wife and Student of Life. Join me as I face the challenges of balancing life as a mother, wife and student.
I have waited, and waited for this day for the past couple of weeks. The prepping and planning finally came to fruition this morning. Last night we packed the lunch, picked out the First Day of School outfit, had a bath and went to bed early!!
We snuggled and talked about all the exciting things coming her way this year, and we talked about all the things that were making her nervous. New teacher, new classroom, new routines. Luckily, we already know that “The Best Friend” is in her class, something that should ease the worries that will pop up throughout the day. I’ve also been reassured that she has the “nice” teacher! This will make any adjustments much easier, I’m sure!!
I don’t get anxious when dropping her off on the first day. I think the jitters and nerves are good for her. I pump her up with excitement, and know that it’s my job to be excited too. And if there is one thing that I know for sure, it’s that she knows when I’m faking. So, I am excited. Excited at all the possibilities this year offers. I’m excited to watch her grow, and to hear about all the things she’s learned about. I’m excited for dinner conversations about what antics happened on the playground and in class. I’m excited because she’s excited.
And while there is something inside of me, that is amazed at how quickly time is flying by, that is sad to watch my baby grow, I know that I can’t stop time. With each new adventure we make new memories, and I have learned that the memories are much sweeter, when they are filled with love and happiness.