I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that my kids start school tomorrow. I haven’t even gone through all our summer photos yet, and now I’m taking back-to-school photos. And even though it seems way too early – they’re ready and I’m ready. Bennett is the most outwardly excited about starting kindergarten and yet he’s also the one showing the most concern and reluctance for what’s just around the corner. We’ve talked and talked and talked some more about what he should expect. The older kids have told him what to expect and yet you can see it in his eyes, he’s still a little skeptical. The thought of eating lunch at school is more excitement than he can handle, it’s worrying about where the bathroom is at and whether or not his teacher is going to be nice that are making him a tad nervous.
Tonight we had our annual back-to-school dinner. This year’s theme is “Bee” Smart, which as we discussed tonight covers a lot of ground. It’s more than just doing well in school. It’s making smart decisions when with friends. It’s being smart with their money as they find independence in spending their cash. It’s being smart in how they spend their time. We had a great discussion over dinner (as much as you can when you have a baby and a two-year-old in the room) and the rest of the night kept building the anticipation for tomorrow.
Props to Hallie today – she was my wing girl in the whole operation. I’m pretty sure next sure she’s going to do the whole dinner and do it better than me!
See our previous back to school dinners here, here and here.