Happy Mother's Day!
I'm spending a quiet day with Gav. I just can't get enough of him these days. Something about him in elementary school has made us both so much more vulnerable. In daycare I'd drop him off, know where he was, who he was with and pick him up from the very same location. Day after day, year after year. There was no question, no transition, nothing that could happen that the caregivers couldn't handle as good as or even better than I would.
Now that he's in school it's a different story. It's taken me almost this entire school year to realize it. His teachers are there to teach him, not to take care of him, play with him or make sure he's okay. Yes they will chaperon him and try to make sure he gets on the right bus for after school, but it's just not the same as it was a year ago. Gav never came home saying he had 'horrible' days at daycare because the teachers yelled at the kids. He never had behavioral issues good or bad (such as getting in trouble for talking during lunch). He never had hours of homework, required reading or writing. Now that he has all these things it is so much more pressure on both of us... good and bad. Yes, he's learning so much and doing amazingly well. But I never know if he'll come running out to the car smiling or if he'll have his head hung from being worn out from trying to keep it together all day. He's keeping it together for the teachers, the other kids, the after school activities... it's just a lot for him sometimes.
So much is different from his first day of kindergarten HERE. It was such a time of excitement and anticipation. Now, we're counting the days until school is out for the summer. It's over in less than a month and we're both more than ready. I have a few ideas for keeping him up on his newly learned reading, writing and math skills during the summer. We're both excited about that and me dropping him off and picking him up from the same location every day like we used to. I miss the 30 min car rides each morning and afternoon with him. We'd sing songs, do car-dancing, it was a blast. Now his school is 1/10 mile away and his after school is only 3 miles away. Not much time for car singalongs anymore.
I'll be leaving tomorrow to take care of bf after his surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning. Exactly a year ago today we were HERE. Quite possibly one of the best days of my life.
I wish all of you a wonderful Mother's Day whether you're a new mom, veteran mom, want to be a mom, or never ever want to be a mom. Get ready for some extra fun posts of us having fun and loving the lovely life we have been given. Gav and I have had an awesome past few days filled with lots of adventures. Also, if you have questions for our next vlog, you can submit them HERE or on FB here.
Here's a hilarious pic of us at Church this morning, glad we went... the mamas got roses! And Gav convenced me to let him go to big church instead of the kid's church. He loved the music and there was an interpreter that he was fascinated by too.