Sending five of my kids off on the first day of a new school year, in a new school, was bittersweet. This will be Noah’s very first year away from home, and I know I will miss him in a different way than I will miss the others.
This morning, as I said goodbye to each of them – with lots of hugs and kisses – I prayed that God would go before them and help us all transition well.
I was excited to hear all about their first day of school and rushed to pick them up. Josh and Noah get out earlier than my middle schoolers, so we had a chance to chat before the big kids got home.
Josh really likes his teacher, has already made a couple of friends, and said that “school is awesome”!
Noah had a fabulous first day. He said that he loves school and “can’t wait until tomorrow!” I really didn’t need to worry about him at all…
Ben and I had oour first day of school today, too. Well, sort of… We started the morning with a Bible lesson, math, and reading time. We then spent the afternoon getting the test of our school room organized and ready for the rest of the year. I have a feeling our official first day will be next Tuesday, after the holiday weekend.
I was talking to my mom and she said she was doing a thing called #BlogEveryDayInMay. Today’s assignment is to “give your advice about anything” so I hacked her blog and want to give you advice on how to be a greater mom than you already are now!
1. Always listen to your kids. If you don’t, they think you don’t care. And they’ll most likely get upset.
2. Play with them. Go outside and explore with them.
3. Teach them things. Like how to bake a cake, or how to ride a bike. Basic things like that.
4. Talk to them. Ask them how their day was at school. ( They’ll tell you mostly everything, if they’re like me. )
5. Take them to fun places. Like the pool or the park. And do it often. They’ll enjoy it.
6. Let them go places by themselves. They won’t be a baby forever, you know!
7. Give your kids chores. They need to learn responsibility for their older years.
8. Tell your kids you love them. Say it often. And make sure they know that you do.
9. Let them know you trust them. If they know you do they will use that trust more carefully.
10. Give them ice cream!!!!! They’ll love you forever. I’m not even joking.
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I was reading through some guest post submissions and found the following, written by Julz last November…
Timmy is in the house! It’s so much different when he was not here – which isn’t often. He is the little king of the house!
He is growing up so so fast. I am really sad he is my last BABY brother, but happy because I don’t have to change any more diapers!!!
When my dad told me that we were going to have another baby, I really thought it was going to be a girl. This is what my dad said (for some weird resen I remember exactly what he said!) -> ”You know why mommy has been sick? It’s because there is a monster in her stomach! No, not really — she has a baby in her tummy!” I was so happy and that seems so long ago! Timmy is so big now!