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Back to School Jitters

Today is officially our last day of summer vacation. The boys are not too thrilled. Well, aside from Finn. Finn is actually excited to go back to preschool, but it doesn’t start until Monday. My two elementary school boys aren’t too happy. Everytime I bring up school the oldest gets teary-eyed and almost goes into a panic. He actually threw up this weekend and I’m thinking it was nerves. Now that he knows who his teacher is going to be and which friends are going to be in his class he seems a bit better, not still not thrilled.

The other little ham is all nervous that he might have a lot of “yellow” days. That’s the behavior system in class. Yellow…you’ve been warned. So what are you saying kid? You’re already planning on chatting it up with his friends and not listening? He’s apprehensive about starting but seems excited to see his friends. He’s more of a social butterfly, hence we dubbed him The Mayor.

With the first day of school approaching, it has me thinking about those very first days of school. The first time they entered the world of preschool. Each different in their own way.

He's really pointing at geese
He’s really pointing at geese. Honest.

Logan – he was a little nervous. However, Logan had take-charge cousin Aidan there with him and he LOVED preschool. Just look at these two. They were excited. The little dynamic duo. He just needed a support system, as he does now. Something familiar.

cousins

Then there is Deacon, who just RAN to school he was so excited. He wouldn’t even stop for a before school photo shoot. Nope, just ran off, he had new friends to meet. I barely even got a kiss goodbye.

deacon started preschool

Then there was Finn. My only child that is excited to go to school this year. This was his first day of preschool. Hiding under the chair.

hiding

All these first days are gone but will be followed but other “first days.” But nothing will ever compair those very first days of preschool, where each of their personalities shined. Logan needs to know he’ll have a familiar friend, Deacon is still all about the social aspect of school, and Finn…I’m guessing he’ll still be shrugging when he crosses through the parking lot.  Mama liked preschool too; no making lunches and arguing about homework. Ugh…now I want to cry.

18 thoughts on “Back to School Jitters

  1. My daughter starts school in January and at the moment she is very excited. When it comes closer to the date, I’m sure shell be like your eldest and need loads of reassurance.

  2. Love the photos! I actually remember my first day of preschool, probably because I threw up all over myself as soon as my Mom drove in the school parking lot. She had to clean me up before bringing me back! I hope the first day goes well for all your little guys!

  3. Aw welcome back to the routine that is school life. I am actually happy (for now) to be waking up every day at the same time. It was really starting to become a terrible habit to just lay in bed half the morning! I started loosing all motivation. I hope packing lunches isn’t too painful for you. It can be such a boring task…

  4. Aw welcome back to the routine that is school life. I am actually happy (for now) to be waking up every day at the same time. It was really starting to become a terrible habit to just lay in bed half the morning! I started loosing all motivation. I hope packing lunches isn’t too painful for you. It can be such a boring task…

  5. They are so cute. Johnny is 10 now, so only wants to look like a budding rock star in all photos complete with lopsided Elvis grin. haha Such memories with the little guys, I miss have the little ones. Will have to wait for grandkids though.

  6. I just went to my daughter’s preschool orientation last night, and my eyes welled up with tears several times, because I can’t believe how much she’ll change over this next year. I just want to hang on to her a little longer. My fear is she’ll hate it, but it’s so nice to see that your children loved it. I hope my little one feels the same!

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