Monday, August 24, 2015

Mama to a Pre-Schooler

Tomorrow Liam will walk into his Montessori classroom, and a whole new era will begin!  Liam's personality fits perfectly into this style of learning, so I know it will be something he loves (or perhaps grows to love).  Pre-school is not overly important in my opinion.  There is plenty of time for schooling, and he definitely doesn't need the socialization (we have plenty of that!).  Instead I think Liam will love the challenge.  He is so eager to learn!  His classroom consists of 3-5 year olds, so at this young age he will have the opportunity to learn from older kids, and then eventually mentor a younger child in the years to come.  I am seriously so excited for this new stage of life for him!



But let's be honest the emotions in me are running wild!  And I'm nervous!  It feels a bit like my first day too!  Tomorrow will also be Conor & my first day as parents to a pre-schooler.  We are entering a whole new world of PTA, school events, & new friends (hopefully)!  It's another step in our lives as parents.  By the time Finn goes to school, we will already have been doing this for years.  We'll already be immersed in it.  But for now, it's brand new to us all.  Exciting.  Terrifying.  Unknown.  But I simply cannot wait!



Even with all the excitement, I feel like I am mourning the gone days of Liam's babyhood.  It's the end of our endless days together.  For three years I have had him all to myself, every morning.  Liam & I are quite attached and spend nearly each moment together.  I have loved this special time of "just us."  While I have exposed him to as much as I could in his 3 short years, there is so much opportunity waiting for him!  I will miss him like crazy and am not quite sure what I will do for those morning hours two days a week.  I'm looking forward to that one-on-one time with Finn, but it will still be an adjustment.  Big changes are ahead, and (surprise!) I'm not fond of change.


It's hard to leave him in someone else's care.  To not be able to help him or look out for him.  But Liam is independent & determined.  I hope he shines at school and shows his new friends & teacher the friendly & sweet boy that he is!  I hope he is nice to others and makes their lives a bit brighter.  From tomorrow and onward he has many years of school ahead.  I hope he finds joy in it while gaining knowledge.  I have always thought that Liam will do great things for this world, so I cannot wait to watch him grow & learn.



It's a big day.  A big step.  
I cannot wait to see what the future holds for my first little boy!

13 comments :

  1. Aww yay! Tomorrow is going to be so awesome! Full of emotions and full of amazement - for both of you! Good luck! I know he will do AWESOME!

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  2. So exciting - congrats on back to school! (Or I guess I should say start of school!) I'm sure Liam will love it!

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  3. Aww!! This was so sweet :) I bet he will do great and just love it! XO good luck, Mama!

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    1. He did & did! Such a relief, which made for quite the exciting day!

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  4. Omg. I'm sitting here in a puddle. It's like a mirror image of my feelings for Lils. I do not have to elaborate bc you get it. Big hugs for you tomorrow mom! I can't wait to hear about how Liam comes home so very excited for his new adventure but falls into your arms because he has missed you so. Beautiful post!

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  5. I could just change Liam's name to Noah and this post is exactly how I feel! Beautifully written! The emotions involved with sending our babies off to preschool, even if only a few mornings a week, are crazy! I can't imagine how I'll be when he starts kindergarten! Good luck tomorrow, though I know Liam will do amazing! I'll be in your shoes in a few short weeks :)

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  6. Sending brave thoughts your way. We'll be venturing into this in about a year and a half. I can't get my brain wrapped around it. Have fun!

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  7. How quickly time passes! Seeing the pictures of him growing up are just too precious! I'm not looking forward to that stage, and we haven't even gotten to daycare yet...

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  8. Love these pics of him! Good luck to both of you, I know he will do great! And you too! ;)

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  9. Good luck to Liam (and you!) today!! I know he is going to do so great! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

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  10. Good luck to you both, lady!!!!! I know Liam will rock it out and you will be good, too! <3

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  11. OMG, are you trying to make me cry? Because it worked. Ugh, all the emotions! Mac starts 3-day a week preschool in 2 weeks and I'm a wreck about it. Even though he did 2-day a week preschool last year, so this isn't new to us. It's still so hard though! Hang in there mama. You're going to love the one-on-one time with Finn and Liam's going to LOVE preschool. I promise!

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  12. Look at that little baby Liam..!! Such a handsome boy. This has got me ALL emotional thinking about when it'll be Tyson's turn.. Looking forward to hearing how EVERYONE does and any tips you have (as the momma) along with this new chapter. :)

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