Wednesday, August 18, 2010
As August saunters along...some days more quickly than others...Charley is gearing up for the big day - the day he takes his first steps down our road to the nearby elementary school to become an official Kindergartner. As a mom, going through this transition/experience for the first time, I wrestle with the dilemma...how big of a deal do I make these next couple weeks. I don't want to build it up too much that I cause him anxiety that he otherwise wouldn't have had. Yet, I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to build the excitement of this HUGE step in life. What to do? What to do?
So I am taking it slow...for both him and me. And a week or so ago we ventured out to buy our school supplies. This was the first time I was on the other side of this extravaganza. I felt it was a little early - but from what people were saying - better to go early than have things hard to find. The kindergarten list was pretty low key. I think it added up to about $30 and I was thrilled that Charley was happy grabbing the items I named off. No longer are the days where children get to pick special pencils that they will keep all to themselves. Everything gets collected and shared - which was the case in my classroom. It really is the way to go for a teacher. Less drama - less time wasted passing out things labeled with individual names.
Anyways, as you can see from the pictures - there was no hesitation from either of my boys to get the school supplies.
Our first step to becoming an official "school calendar living family".