As I sit here drinking a glass of wine on the day that was my sons last day in his 3 year old preschool year I find myself sad. The good news is that he has one more year left of pre school, but the bad news is that another amazing year has come and gone in my sons life. The saying is so true… “the days are long but the years are short”. It’s all just slipping by so fast! I was the class mom on the first day of school. I remember stressing because I was SUPER pregnant and I wanted to be sure I got into his classroom before the baby arrived. I NEEDED to give him that and I did. I got to be with him on his first day, and I had Tessa the day after. Then today I got to watch my son run races in his field day on his last day with Tessa in my arms. She is now almost 9 months and I can’t help how much things have changed in such a short amount of time.
I love pretty much everything about my sons school, but the main thing being that I got to be a participating parent about once a month. That means I got to be in the classroom to watch my son learn. On those days,his “special day” he got to do special things in the classroom and he looked forward to those days. Not only did I get to see him in his school environment it also allowed me to talk to his teacher and get a picture of what he was like in school. Good news? It was always a glowing report!
Christian had such a big and tough year this year. The biggest thing was becoming a big brother. It is hard on a kid who had my one on one attention for almost four years, and he did amazing. Not only that, he added OT and PT to his already busy speech schedule and although he loves his classes I know how hard it can be on a kid. What I saw though through out the year is that he became more confident in so many ways.
This year I feel like I got to know so many great moms and begin friendships that I hope last through the years. I really feel like I found a place in a community and that is something I have always wanted.
I can’t believe that next year he begins his pre K year. When I think about it I tear up because Kindergarten just sounds so big! But I won’t think about that now. For now I sit here…drinking wine….and taking a moment to think about the year that was. I think every year from now on I will measure years in school years and will be reminded how much a kid can grown and learn during that time. It truly is amazing.