Zach received word that he is indeed going to start Kindergarten next week (the 14th). Yikes!! How did this day creep up on us like this? Wasn't he just born yesterday? I remember that day clearly. Boy times does fly.
He's ready, though. He really is. He's ready to begin The Big Boy phase. No, I'm not talking about potty training or any of that. I am talking about learning about the world, through the eyes of others and making smart decisions about problems and circumstances he will be faced with.
It scares me to death, of course. I want to shelter him as much as I possibly can, however, we feel as his parents we do have an open communication with him and hope that when he is confronted with something he's unsure of, he will come to us. Reading this back to myself makes it sound like I am anticipating him to be offered narcotics on the first day of school! No, I don't. But I do fear he will hear and see things he hasn't been exposed to. That is a fear we face all the time, but this time it will be five days a week for the rest of his life. **gulp**
Our Open House is on Tuesday. Thankfully daddy will be here for that. We'll go in and meet the teacher and drop off our school supplies, which we picked out together yesterday. He is just so excited about kindergarten. I am trying to be just as excited as he is, but I do know my heart is partially break when I see him head to the big doors of the school on the 14th. So surreal. I can remember my own first day of kindergarten. I remember my teacher too: Mrs. Smith. I loved her. She spoke with such a soft gentle voice. She always told me I looked pretty when mom made me wear a dress to school (I think they were in cahoots with one another).
Ty doesn't start his preschool until September so this will give us some one on one time. Which is nice, because I can't remember the last time I was able to spend time with Ty and not be INTERUPTED!! I mean the poor kid can't even write his name without Zach taking over. Sure, he's got the "T" down pat, but heaven forbid he want his mommy to help him with a "Y". Big brother will just step in and take it on himself. So yes I am happy to have this time with him and for him to keep me company as Scott gears up for another deployment at the end of the month.
This month is gearing up to be a busy one. We have Ty's open house on the 25th. Zach's Parent Meeting on the 26th. Scott leaves on teh 26th .Soccer starts that same week. It's going to be crazy. But again, as I said in an earlier post, the busier we are, the quicker the time seems to fly when daddy is away. Before we know it he'll be home again in September.
I'm also training to run in a 5K race in October. Well I'm not really "training" for it, as much as I am excited about it. This is the first time I will have a "team" behind me. A group of us are running in the Race for the Cure. It's a run/walk event so we can include friends who can't run the 5K themselves. Our MOMS Club is making a team too which is great. I am hoping Anna (my SIL) can join us as well. Should be fun. Hopefully this fall I will find a 10K in which I can compete in for the first time. I have been running 6 miles consistently on the dreadmill. I sure hope once the heat passes, I can take that distance outdoors. That will be the true test!