KinderCamp 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Bub is starting Kindergarten this year.  He has KinderCamp this week.  I am so excited for him, but at the same time a little sad because it feels like an era is ending.   He has been my constant companion and the most entertaining and outgoing sidekick for the past five years.  So it's a little hard to let him go.

He also has a severe allergy to nuts.  I have been the gatekeeper in protecting him and keeping him safe, but now I have to hand over the key and allow someone else to stand guard.  I see more than ever the truth of the statement, "It takes a village to raise a child."  I am happy to say, though, I feel a lot of confidence in his school and teachers.  They seem to be very on top of managing kids with food allergies.  I was able to request a nut free classroom and he will sit at the nut free table at school.  (Ugh... I don't want him to be separated, but safety first.)   I am learning that part of raising our children is learning to slowly let them go.

In the spirit of change, I am also seeking to transition my life as well.  Why not jump into change with him?   So I am planning to spend more time volunteering and get back into a workout routine.  I am just hoping my energy/health will support me with what I want to accomplish.  I didn't get to bed until 2am this morning and then had to get up at 6am.   I know I can't keep that up.  I need to document what's working and what's not so that I can adjust my schedule accordingly.  I have the tendency to only see what didn't work.  I know I did pack him a snack, ironed clothes and had him bathe the night before.  So he only had to get dressed and eat breakfast in the morning.

I am excited about the changes. Moms have been doing this for ages, right?  Can't wait to see what this school year brings!
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