Today is the last day I'll spend at home with my two boys.
I work this weekend, and Matthew starts school on Monday. Already! I know for some of you school has been open for a week or two, but we're only just about to step into the school year. When I was growing up school never started until after Labor Day. Starting in August seems so early to me!
With me working only the weekends this school year is going to feel a lot different. No big breakfasts on Sunday mornings, no rambling around the neighborhood on Saturdays. I'll miss a lot of down time with Matthew.
I'm hoping that Matt has a good year this year. I'm hoping that he settles into the classroom routine a little bit more quickly. I'm hoping he listens well and pays attention. I'm hoping he isn't a disruption to the class. He had a tough time in kindergarten. It was an abrupt transition for him, going from no structure in his day at all spending all of his time with Mommy, straight to a full day in the classroom. It was too confining for him! Plus not long after he started school I started working, and often wouldn't be home until pretty late at night. This year I'll be able to be home with him after school every day. I hope it provides him with a little bit more stability, and that the homework help I give him (although Eric did try, he's just not as patient as I am) will instill a little bit more confidence and a 1ove of learning in him.
I've heard on Facebook that his new teacher yells a lot. It makes me nervous. Also, the Assistant Principal that dealt with Matt when he was being disruptive, the guy who was so patient with him, and worked with us so closely to improve his behavior... well, he's gone. He got promoted to be the principal of the "alternative" school. We'll miss him. And with budget cuts, there won't be a new assistant principal to fill his place. Ideally Matt won't need to be going to the principal's office, but if his teacher is a yeller... she's probably not very patient. Matt needs patience.
I'm a lot more anxious this year than I was last year. I still have good expectations. Matt has done well this summer with listening to us. He's done well, but not great. We'll just take it one day at a time and see how it goes.
Watch out for pictures on Monday!
|Matt's first day last year|