Monday, September 10, 2012

Judah's First Day of Preschool: I was a mess, now I am not

It was last night, while Daddy was reading bedtime stories and I was trying to pick out the perfect "first day" outfit, that the tears started to flow. I was in the laundry room, sorting through clean clothes, picking out a pair of pants for my boy that he can easily easily maneuver without any assistance. While sorting through the clean clothes, and shaking the wrinkles out of his pants, I turned into a mess. Here I am, laying out clothes for my Judah's first day of preschool, tears falling so fast that I can barely see which shirts I'm pulling out of his closet, for him to choose from in the morning.

Story time ends and that sweet boy walks in and sees me there, with his clean clothes and tears streaming down my cheeks. His face quickly went from happy to concerned and as he pointed to my tears, he said that he could "see my feelings".

I explained to him that I'm not sad but instead, I'm actually so proud and excited for him. I told him that it seems like it was only yesterday that he was a tiny baby that I carried around in my arms and now, he is so big (yet, still so small).

Most of us Moms cry. We cry over happy stuff, we cry over things that make our heart ache and we even cry over milestones that we are celebrating. I have 100% peace about our decision to send Judah to preschool. Does it mean that we will do public school later? Maybe or maybe not....that's up in the air. Even though my heart is filled with excitement for him and joy over this new season, I was a mess. It happens and I'd so much rather be in the moment and feel it than be numb and not feel these milestones in our lives.
Our morning went ridiculously smoothly. Judah and Daddy watched a little "Manny, the Firefighter", while drinking coffee and milk. Breakfast was Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes, smothered in Nutella. It was Judah's first time having Nutella and he loved it.

After he was dressed with his teeth brushed and hair fixed, we stepped out for a few pictures. When I pinned this "first day" photo idea months ago, I thought it was a creative idea. Now, I'm just like every other Mother who had her kid hold a sign for their first day photo. So much for being original.......
For the life of me, I couldn't get him to look me in the eye. He was having a great time and making all sorts of funny faces but, eye contact???? What is eye contact???
Here's what it looks like when you're trying to get a decent picture of your 3 year old and they're excited.......
Dropping him off at school was easy. He trotted on in like he owned the place and Paisley and I drove off, while I shed just a few more tears.
Having just one child for a few hours is a nice change. Paisley and I rarely have time for just the two of us and I think she really enjoyed playing on her own and not having anyone to compete with.

Today my recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes is being shared over at "Or So She Says.....", the site that I contribute to monthly.

If you like stepping outside of the Krusteaz box once in awhile, go check it out. :)
Angela

1 comment:

  1. I have been waiting for this post! I just love seeing the photos and hearing about your morning and hearing how it went. Sounds like a perfect morning!

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