Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hurray for Open House!




Our youngest child turns five in a few days, and the day after he does, he'll also be attending his first day of school (ever!).  I have been through this before, three times in fact, with my older children, so it surprised me that I was as nervous as I was about the whole ordeal.  Tonight, however, we had attended an Open House, and I found that the school was lovely, the principal seemed compassionate about his school and his students, our son's teacher was very warm and welcoming, and the classroom was as cute as it could be.  And miraculously, I'm not nervous about it anymore.

They gave the kids lollipops, so smiling was out of the question for little man, but here he is w/his new teacher, and we've been practicing how to say her name, so he'll have it right when the first day of school rolls around.

They had little welcoming packages out for the kids.  Very cool!

Yes, my son will be a very young five, but I have confidence in his ability to keep up, both socially and academically.

Yes, he'll be away from me for big chunks of time for the first time, ever, but I know he's ready.

And yes, I'll miss him like crazy, but I also miss working, so finding the right position for me is next on my to-do list.  I worked in higher ed. admin. for years when we lived in another state...but we moved, and I have found myself in a rural community, with no large colleges or universities close to my home, and a saggy economy (Michigan is just aching economy-wise), so finding work that offers the pay I used to make is going to be hard.  Maybe more than hard, but that's okay too...I've been making my pay writing the last few years (and anyone who has done that knows it is no piece of cake), so even if I do have to take a salary less than what I'm used to, it'll be okay because surely it'll be more than I make now.  :)

So...here's to new beginnings, or maybe better said, to moving forward. It's time for my youngest and I both to transition into new phases of our lives, and while it's sad to leave a time that's been so happy, it's fun too, to think of all the possibilities our futures hold.

14 comments:

  1. Oh Rosey!! Here is to your new beginnings!! Your quiet home and a clean one too! At least that is what has happened in my home! LOL! Grace, peace and blessings, Carla

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    1. Are you getting more work done? That is the one thing I can think of that will be a plus during the interim! :)

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  2. Change can be stressful, but yes, it's an essential part of moving forward.
    Your son is growing up so fast :). He's lucky to have you to support him. Good luck to you on those changes :)

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    1. Thanks, Pepper. We're the lucky ones, he's a gem of an addition to this family. :)

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  3. I'm going to be going through this next year for the first time and it already brings tears to my eyes. They grow up so fast!!

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    1. I was sad/nervous/apprehensive, but now I'm just excited. I think it's going to be so fun!

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  4. An exciting time for both of you! And for you, there might be something out there that you've never even thought about doing. It's a very exciting time in your life, too, because at this point you have a chance to re-invent yourself if you so choose. Jaycee starts her first day tomorrow. So, I plan on crying all day. But Kindergarten here is only 2 1/2 days a week. So, I still don't really have the option of finding a job. Good Luck!

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    1. Aww...you made me laugh and want to throw a hug your way. 2 1/2 days would throw a wrench in things...but it'd be way better than a full week, I think. :)

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  5. I felt the same when my daughter went to school. She was barely five and really small. But she loved school and had a great time!

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    1. I love hearing stories like this one. :) Five seems small, but barely five seems SO small.

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  6. Oh - change is always hard! I'm sure your son will love being at school (and his teacher looks really nice!). Hopefully something rewarding work-wise will open up for you too!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kristina

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    1. I'm not worried, I just hope it happens quickly. :)

      I sure! sure! sure! liked my mommy time, but I'm ready to get back into the groove.

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