I know that a lot of my friends have Kindergartners starting school this year … am I the only one freaking out?
How did my baby turn five? How is my baby ready for school?
I am so proud and excited for him … but deep down, I am terrified.
I want to wrap my arms around him and keep him close to me forever. Kindergarten is … such a big step. (I am serious!)
Between building the house and being pregnant, Kindergarten was always in the back of my brain, but now that we are settled and baby has arrived … the reality has sunk in. I have two more days with my baby before he starts school full-time.
We had Meet-Your-Teacher Orientation this week …
All of the kids were invited to bring their school supplies, meet their teacher and explore their classroom.
Part of the Kindergarten exploration was a Scavenger Hunt around the room … and even included finding the "potty" and becoming acquainted with the flush sound (it was actually loud!).
My biggest fear … bullying. I am absolutely hating the Kohl's commercial on TV right now … the cute little girl gets on the school bus and shyly asks everyone she can sit with them and they ignore her. Emmett is at the tail-end of the bus pick-up, I am afraid he won't get a seat … the bus will start moving before he sits down … he gets lost … he doesn't know where to go once he arrives to school. Will he make friends? Will be be shy or scared? What if he gets lonely and misses me or needs a hug.
Wednesday is going to be a tough day.
It was great to be home this week to start preparing. We did lots of school clothes shopping and lunch-box final selections. The lunch-box decision has been weighing heavily on us. I wanted to order Em a monogrammed Pottery Barn Kids lunch box that matches his backpack.
He had his eye on the character ones at Target. Which is actually smarter … they are $9.99 and he is bound to lose a few of them. But the tough part … which one to get. We must have taken three trips to Target to look and decide. Finally, he laid all of the final contenders out and sat down to evaluate.
We ended up with the Super Hero Medley one (that would be the fourth one in from the picture above). With a Batman Milk Thermos.
And now I am obsessed with ideas of how to make cute lunches. Mind you, this will stop once I go back to work … but as long as I am on leave, I might as well act like a good stay-at-home Mommy. Check out my Pinterest board with a few ideas … anything to add? Sadly, you know I am really going to get into this. The Apple and Grape Turtle is my favorite so far.
Besides that … we will take the next two days to chill and enjoy our last few days of summer. And we have a lot on our agenda … haircuts and a pedicure for Mommy. Baby Lincoln has been going everywhere with this brothers … he is still less than two weeks old, and he has done more than Emmett did in his first two months. Third babies … the "fear" is gone and anything goes. We are so relaxed with him.