In one short week, our official last summer with babies is coming to an end. So, let me just start off by saying, I’m a bit of a basket case. There are so many emotions and thoughts running through my head like “our baby is not a baby anymore, it will be good for her, what if she’s too wild for the other kids, did we really teach her enough to get by, or even worse, did we teach her too much to get by?” (FYI this last thought is because we have discovered her new favorite pastime is loudly announcing she has tooted or screaming out “you little rat!”) But, even with so many worries and weird habits emerging, I have to admit I’m pretty excited to see what our new journey has in store for all of us.
I truly pray that school helps them discover more of their unique personalities and fills their needs to know everything. I pray that they discover love for new things and begin friendships that will last a lifetime. I pray that with each passing day they become stronger, more independent, and find a passion for learning. I pray that they continue to learn when they fall to get right back up and that the most important thing is just to have fun.
Most of all, I pray for all you new school Mamas out there. I hope that you find the comfort of knowing you finally made it through the baby era and the courage to welcome a new.