We survived the first week of being back to school. And I survived being a mom of a Kindergartner.
I’ll admit it, I cried when Cameron waved goodbye and walked to his class. It was harder than I even imagined. I was so happy and so sad. And just so incredibly confused as to how, in seemingly a blink of an eye my baby turned into a Kid…with a capital “K”.
A Kid in Kindergarten. A Kid in Elementary school. There’s only two more “school’s” to go…Junior High, High school (which are all actually within his school now so he’s at his high school already!)…and then it’s College and on with life, marriage, kids. Yes, I see my life flashing before my eyes.
Slow down, Sarah.
With the sadness of realizing reality also came a new found LOVE. I don’t know if it’s right to feel this way, or wrong or just plain crazy, but I LOVE this phase in my life. Am I crazy that I am loving the packing of lunches, the drop off and pick up line, asking “what did you do today honey?!” Reading any papers sent home and signing off that I did. I am totally digging this kind of mommy-ing!
I loved being a mom to a 6-12 month year old. I always share how that was one of was one of my favorite times of mommyhood. The baby coos, you play peekaboo, they sit up and chill with you, then crawl. Then they start to walk and run and you play chase. I loved this time.
Then 1.5/2 rolled around and well he started to talk more and get more “personality” and speak his mind and run faster and rebel and kick and scream and not use his words. And well, there were times I did think “I am so not cut out for this!”
Then came 3/4 and he headed off to Preschool. This was fun. New friends were met, best friends were made and I still got to have him home twice a week (to drive me crazy!). I ventured back into the work at home mom world and found that the balance wasn’t easy. It wasn’t impossible either but easy, it was not.
But now is the time when my kids go out into the world, discover new (and sometimes scary) things, and I try to steer them towards good things, away from bad and listen and help when asked. Yes, it’s the beginning of the rest of our lives. And I am actually excited.
With Leah in school three full days a week and Cameron in school daily. That leaves time for me to be Super Mom and Super Sarah. I get to rock he morning routine, then rock the work at home scene. I get to have clear cut distinctions between “Mom” and “Work.” It’s nice.
Life right now is pretty damn great. This new chapter is turning out to be one of my favorites.
Next week is class picture taking time and I am over the moon!
(I think I am most definitely reliving my life through Cameron…But it’s much more fun this time around!)