Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Drew's kindy registration was this morning. Wasn't it just a few months ago we were doing this with Adam? How in the world that has been 3 years I'll never know!
Drew definitely has mixed feelings about starting kindergarten. I know he's excited to be at school with Adam and he will love making new friends. But Drewie is a true mama's boy and he would rather stay home with me than do just about anything else. I wouldn't change that for the world...but it sure makes it hard to think about him going to school 5 days a week in just 5 more months.
We've got some work to do this summer to help get Drew ready for school. He is crazy smart in so many ways, but he has had trouble learning some of his letters. He's nowhere close to reading, can't stand coloring or writing, and sitting at a table and doing school work is one of his least favorite things. (May God bless his kindergarten teacher with lots of love and patience!)
I've been helping him with his letters for a short bit most afternoons, but I'd much rather curl up in bed with him and read him a good chapter book or watch an episode of Scooby Doo together. And I know we could have sent him to a more structured preschool with a true Pre-K program that would have him way beyond prepared for kindergarten, but I much preferred for him to be at the church program that he knows and loves (for only 8 hours a week) and still have the vast majority of his time at home with me and Titus. He has 13+ years of formal education in front of him and they are only this young once...I just want to soak it all up and make it as fun and special as possible.
I want Drew to do well in school. I want him to be confident and well-behaved and interested in learning. But more than any of that, I want my boy to know that he was specially created by God. I want him to always remember that he is loved and cherished and that I treasure every single day with him. I want him to keep his crazy charismatic personality and not to be afraid to be himself. I want him to shine his light for Jesus each and every day.
I saw this on Pinterest a while back and could not say it better if I tried...
So kindergarten may be a bit of a shock for Drew come August. Or it might not and I can't say that would surprise me one bit. If there's one thing I've learned with Drew it is to always expect the unexpected. He is one-of-a-kind and I cannot thank God enough for that sweet boy. I can't help but smile when I think about his teacher and their year together next year. He/She simply has no idea what's in store. :)
Posted by ~aj~ at 10:58 PM