Sometimes life can be a little bit rocky...
Sometimes they say, "Life's a beach!"
Sometimes it's a little bit of both...
This is one of those kinds of weeks for me, Today begins the last full week of summer for our family with big, BIG changes ahead. SO much is going on. I have off from work for the next two weeks because our Y is having it's annual shut-down for maintenance and the week after that, the indoor pool is still shut down for extra maintenance. Fortunately, the outdoor pool will still be open so I imagine we'll be spending a good deal of time there. No swim lessons is a nice break but we'll still be plenty busy getting ready for next week, next Monday will be The Son's First Day of Kindergarten!
The Husband and I have a meeting on Wednesday this week for The Son's school and then he has a "Sneak-a-Peek" meeting on Thursday where he'll get to see his classroom and meet his teacher. He's feeling a little bit apprehensive about it all but I think as soon as he meets the teacher and sees the classroom, he'll be excited. I think he's ready, he's been in preschool since the age of two and a half. He loves to learn, he loves to make friends... he's definitely ready in all those respects, but I know he feels it as a big change as well. A real milestone in his relatively short life so far. I'm pretty confident, he'll adjust well and quickly. Me... I'm not so sure. Part of me is ready and SO excited for him, but as so many of you know, it's hard to "let go," to let him enter the "real" world of education. He's only attending half day kindergarten, I still haven't decided if that's going to be a good or bad thing for us. I guess that all remains to be seen. I do know that it will be an adjustment for both of us, my little shadow for five years will be missing for a couple extra hours in the day and that's going to be hard.
I too have changes ahead for me as well, hopefully, they'll all turn out to be good. I'll keep you posted on them. For this week, it just means that I have to go work out at a different YMCA, nothing major. I know it's a nice Y, nothing like the little rinky-dink one I visited in Maine last week. I'm looking at it as a nice change of pace. It will be nice for The Son to check out a new Kids' Corner too. I'm hoping it will help him realize that change is good and that Kindergarten won't be so scary.
I'm currently uploading the hundreds of pictures I took on our vacation to Maine. I'll share some more of them with you this week. Have a great Monday everyone! Stay healthy! We're going to work on enjoying this last week of Momma/Son time together.