My babies had their first day of school last week. Hudson is in the elementary school (K-3rd grade) for kindergarten. And Ella is at her old school for Pre-K. We decided to keep her there since it was only 3 days per week instead of 5 half days at the elementary.
In the weeks leading up to school I was having a rough time. It’s a new season for us having Hudson be away five days a week from 8:20 – 3:45. I was so anxious about it that I was even considering homeschooling him. Not for his benefit but, selfishly, for mine to be close to him. But, I came to the realization that he is SO ready for school. Excited even! So, instead of feeling sad I tried to change my outlook and look ahead to all of the new experiences we will get to enjoy together.
So, we woke up on the first day of school ready to celebrate. We stopped by the donut shop on our way for a special treat. We all walked Hudson into school and hugged and kissed him goodbye. He doesn’t know anyone in his class…but by the time we left he had already sat down by another little boy to play. He was being so brave that I got a little choked up. It showed just how big he really is.
Ella is in Hudson’s classroom from last year so the transition for her was easy. Her best friends, Phoebe and Ayden, are in her class so she was very excited to get to play with them.