Never in my wildest dreams did I think a boy could love school so much.
He ran into school everyday. Anxious & willing to see what the day had in store for him.
It’s the last day of kindergarten Eve & I can’t help but think of how far this little guy has come. I guess that’s the normal thing that happens after a school year. Kids are suppose to learn a ton, change a lot, grow socially, lose some teeth, mature – you know all the important stuff that is suppose to happen when they go to school.
But I can honestly say, this year has been magical to watch as his mom.
This boy has always been my challenge. Not in a naughty way, but he has always needed extra in everything. Lawd have mercy, the boy had FULL TIME colic for the first 9 months of his little life. (That’s morning, noon & night colic.) I think those 9 months must have got his body used to being so active, used to stretching those vocal cords, and constantly moving that he just couldn’t stop when the colic stages were over. We were the parents in that car commercial that drove the baby around in the car just to get some peace & quiet. I can remember vividly taking turns falling asleep while the other one drives, just to get a break.
It’s a good thing gas didn’t cost so much 6 years ago.
But then he finally grew out of it.
It was a miracle!
Ever since then it’s been stepping stones, like it is with life. But those steps haven’t always been the easiest. He is my first & the one I’m learning to be a Mom with first. My steps as a Mom haven’t been the easiest for him as well. We have learned, developed & grown together. We’re still at the beginners’ course. Hoping to make it to the next stage, perhaps with a B grade. I would never claim, I’m an “A” parent. Because I’m just not. Heck, I’m lucky to get a “C” some days!
I don’t know what he’ll be when he grows up. We have a few guesses. All we know is that we’re so thankful he beats to his own drum & it’s a slower beat now. Not a fast beat. One that is observant, creative, passionate and factual. We owe a ton to his Kindergarten teachers. Those two teachers brought calmness into his routine & allowed him to find his niche. We are so grateful for his teachers who have been a lighthouse of direction for this little guy.
Now, once again that torch for direction has been passed to me full time for the next 3 months.
I’m scared, nervous & excited for Summer.
I’m excited for having carefree days, nervous that we’ll all go stir crazy & drive each other totally insane, anxious *for me* that I can keep the learning direction going.
This school year was over in a blink of an eye.
Just like that.
I swear, I’m bound & determine to make Summer move slowly, try to learn & do something new everyday & eat ice cream all along the way!
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