first day of school
well. i did it. we did it rather, though david was much more nonchalant so that is why it feels like *i* survived a milestone. we dropped augustine off to his first day of "school". to be quite honest it's more of a daycare. i'm not going to be one of those parents who is pushing their kid to learn or grow up too quickly. it's kind of like an introduction to structured learning. structured learning that i wish i had it in me to do at home, for really it is much more "me" to homeschool but my heart and my head are not always one in the same. Jesus was with me today. i was a big ball of nerves dropping him off, even though david came too. when karen & greta james came around that corner i almost burst into tears i was so happy. then i saw the mccollums and crawfords too - the latter two have kids in augustine's class! i only got mildly misty-eyed throughout the whole event and i was pretty proud of myself in that way. what did get me tearful though was the idea that for the first time ever two things are happening -
1. augustine is in a place without someone he knows present. of course not always in the same room with him but at least in close enough proximity, like church or something.
2. (and really this one is most significant because augustine could care less my proximity to him right now) olive and i will have some one on one time. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THIS. i had two uninterrupted years where it was just augustine and i but olive has always had her time divided with her brother.
also i found it oddly stressful when the director wanted us to decided what to call him (augustine or auggie). that pretty much determines their name for their whole life, or at least heavily influences it all. gesh just drop a bomb on me all quick like lady. we went with augustine