Wednesday, March 9, 2011

5 1/2 months

There is joy in children. Really. I mean it. Until they turn five. Then it's time to go to school! Five is a fabulous age to start learning by way of English, and math and science...and a Teacher. One that teaches in a school and gets paid. I am no teacher. Try as I might and imagine that I can...I can't. I know that patience is a vice of mine that I am here to learn. I'm not ignorant to that. But teaching children and the patience that comes with that is a whole new ball game
Our son loves to learn. LOVES it. He missed the date for starting school because of his birthday and that was a complete bummer. So it gave him another whole year to stay at home with Mom, and have a miserable  fun time. The poor kid has a great imagination but even that can only take him so far until he is quite literally bouncing off the walls in boredom. And as much as I want to help him...there's no patience to be had.
So here we are. Roughly 5 1/2 months away from him starting kindergarten. How do I feel about this? Well, I'm thrilled. And nervous. And happy. And scared. I'm so excited for him to go and make friends and learn to read and have an outlet besides us. I'm excited to have only one child that climbs up the walls and back talks and pushes me to the very last ounce of self control. But I'm heart broken that my "baby" is growing up. It's just the start of slowly not needing Mom as much as he used to. And that makes me sad. Until I think about how many more fights and head butting that is also going to come from him going to school.And how he's going to act like he is so much smarter than me. And that makes me exhausted!

So, for the next 5 1/2 months, I'll do my best to hold onto the sweet moments and not lose my temper quite as fast as normal, because it will soon be over. And we will be at another chapter in his book. And who wouldn't want to look at this face all day:)

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Jenn said...

LMAO! Best picture ever! My baby (well, at least he was for almost 10 years) is graduating from elementary school this year. It goes by so fast.

Nana S. said...

LOL LOL the look....a little of Mom and a little of Dad look ;~(

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

It is never easy letting our little birds fly out of the nest for school. No matter how ready we both were for them to go. They grow and learn so much when they start. You will have a great time. :)

Jenn said...

Oh B...thats a great picture :) I;m looking forward to 'missing' my baby...I'm difinitely still in the " holy, are you gonna grow up yet?' phase :)

Katrina said...

Well Meg I love the face of B and I love the fact that you reflected on where he is at and where you are going to be when he goes to school. All I can say is that it really goes faster then you really can imagine. So hold on to those sweet little ones as long as you can because before long you will look back and wonder where it all went.