Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Oh, happy day….oh, happy day. Celebrate good times, come on!
Sense a theme here?
You got it. What you are witnessing here is my total elation at the First Day of School! For both of my chitlins. The old one AND the young one. Which means I was granted access to three, count them..three unencumbered hours of blissful freedom while Avery started the 2nd grade and Jackson started preschool.
Avery woke up with a fresh academically-minded attitude and a smile.
Jack woke up with a messy pull-up and a request for a Pop Tart.
The decision to put Jack into early preschool was a swift and simple one. As much as I love my little dude, and trust me, he makes it very easy with the chubby lips and skinned-up knees, we were both ready for a teensy bit of space. Because of his October birthday, Jack will be a late Kindergartener and the thought of him being home with me for two. more. years. was kind of hard to muster.
Enter: early preschool.
I signed him up for two days a week with a three-hour long session and he has been nothing if not ecstatic over the entire process. His first day went impeccably well and I don’t have the heart to break it to him that he won’t be going back tomorrow.
Avery was so excited to start 2nd grade and practically ran to the school bus this morning. She’s a gentle-spirited girl who takes it to heart that her teacher is someone to respect and love. My heart is already breaking for the day she gets a teacher who doesn’t have the character to love her back. Avery is a very special person who has done nothing but make me extremely proud to be her mom. I can’t wait to see what 2nd grade brings her.
For me, I’m seeing a couple mornings a week full of longer showers and neglected magazines getting a lookey-see.
Oh, happy day.