Three years ago my son started preschool. I was a mess. He went a grand total of six hours a week, and each minute I thought about him. Gradually, of course, I started relishing the time to myself but there was an adjustment period on my end. Naturally he loved preschool and never thought twice about hopping out the car door and kissing me goodbye. At that point in my life I only had one child, had just started my photography business, and did things like style his back to school photos. I look back on his preschool days and just can’t believe it all went so fast. (cue the tears)
Now my son is about to start Kindergarten and my daughter will begin preschool. And I’m a mess times ten. Life is busier now, so my idea of a “styled” photo session is throwing a couple of apples (aka their snack) and their newest favorite books in the car and heading off to inner Dallas for photos. I mean, does graffiti and broken beer bottles scream “let’s start kindergarten” or what??!? ha, ha!
School starts tomorrow and I have cried approximately 10,236 times over it. My poor husband just pats my head and keeps telling me to “focus on the positive.” And he’s right – our son is SO excited about school. It’s a fabulous school where he has several friends and he is READY. He will shine and flourish and make us prouder than we ever imagined. But gosh it’s so hard to close a chapter. I’m just going to miss him, ya know?
So 2016-2017 School Year – I’m expecting AMAZING things from you. I’m looking forward to my babies growing and learning by leaps and bounds along with the balance of some extra time for me. It’s going to be all right, right??!?