Whew Team. We have A LOT to catch up on. Things are pretty crazy right now, and I am basically hanging onto the coattails of life with everything I got. But I am pretty confident in my grip … It may be a bit of a ride for a while, but eventually I will figure out how to function at this pace!
I have about 25 posts half written to share with you, but today I wanted to pop in for a quick moment and share a little piece of my day.
We started preschool this week.
Even though they will eventually go to school 5 days a week for 3 hours a day, the first week is one hour each day with a parent nearby. This is part of a gentle separation process. The G’s were in a 2’s separation program 5 days a week last year, so they’re no stranger to being without me … however over the summer they’ve been increasingly more attached. I wasn’t sure how the whole thing would go, but I wasn’t too worried about it either.
Day 1 we all walked into the classroom together, they wandered around, got interested in things and I slipped out.
They were pressed up at the glass door when I came back an hour later. Not upset, just excited to see me and give me the sticker they had picked out. (Be still my heart!)
Day 2 we all walked in. G1 and I were in the tiny tiny bathroom washing her hands and when I came out G2 had pulled a chair from the table to the middle of the room. Standing next to it, he tapped the seat.
“Mama you can sit here and watch us play”
He got me a chair! What a little gentleman.
I sat for a while while they busied themselves. Eventually I got up and said I would see them later.
“ok, bye Mama” they said over their shoulder.
When I returned, they burst out of the door with yet another sticker for me, which I of course wore all day.
Today gave me a little confidence boost. I feel like a chicken with its head cut off right now. I am constantly late, constantly overbooked and constantly feeling guilty for not being able to slow down. I worry all the time that I am not 100% the mom that I should be.
And then my (almost) 3 year old son has the manners to get his mama a chair.
It just makes me feel like I am doing something right. 🙂 I guess I am teaching a few lessons along this crazy path.
I hope your fall is off to a great start! How are your routines different?
Mamas out there, how often do you feel like you are a chicken with its head cut off? (please tell me I’m not alone in that!)