Saturday, September 13, 2014


We had a big milestone last Monday, Emmory's first day of school. Can't believe we are moving into the school age phase of his life already. I was nervous for how it would go, but he did so great! He just walked in there and did exactly what he was supposed to do and had no problem when we told him goodbye. I am the one who didn't want to leave. It was so strange for me to leave him in a place all day where he didn't know anybody, and I would have no clue whatsoever what he was doing. It is only one day a week, and I'm very thankful for that. I am homeschooling him because we do not like the idea of all day kindergarten for him, but we do want him to have the classroom experience and I am so thankful he got into this co op. We are just taking it one year at a time and I don't know what next year holds, homeschool isn't easy but I'm glad I have the opportunity to do it this year because time flies by and I know he'll be grown before I know it. Whenever I tell people I am homeschooling him, if the person is a mom they almost always say, "oh I could never do that, I needed a break from my kids." I never quite know how to respond, because I don't know how to communicate to them that I feel the same way. It's not like I want to homeschool because I just can't get enough of my kids. I want a break too. They wear me out. But, in the back of my mind I know that this time with them is fleeting and it only happens once.
So anyways, the point of this post is that I've got a kindergartner! 
He was very proud of his backpack that he picked out. 
Just pretend he is holding a sign that says "first day of kindergarten" that everybody seems to be making these days. I'm just glad I got a picture :)
Mark got to come too! 
Telling Mark "I don't know what I'm supposed to do." 
Sitting in line waiting until it was time to go in the classroom. 

He didn't give me too many details about his day, but he said it was good and they did fun things, and he really seems to like his teacher. Although he told me he still wished he was 3. (So he didn't have to go to school like Evan) 


  1. That is SO funny you mentioned other moms say that to you. I get told the same thing and I just recently told Septtro I feel like when other moms say that they're almost acting as if I'm superior because they could "never" do that. But the truth is, anybody CAN if they **want to. I'm absolutely insecure about homeschooling and have constantly wondered if it's the right decision for us. But all I can do is give it a try and see how it goes. So that's how I've been replying recently. Glad he did well at school. I'm sure he will have a fun year!! :)

  2. So glad he was able to separate from you well his first day! Funny he said he wished he was 3 so could stay home like Evan. I'm sure he worries he might miss something while he's gone all day:) Plus it's quite a strain to be on best behavior and try and go with the program for an entire day:) You can respond to others with something like:
    " I hear you, it's not easy that's for sure, but it's what Mark and I feel God has called us to do for this year anyway. And I'm working on the getting a break part:)" Love you, Mom