We're running around getting everything lined up for our son's first day in kindergarten. Backpack, crayons, glue sticks, blunt-tip scissors, Purell. Of course we're sending positive vibes his way. The statements "Aren't you excited?" and "You're going to have a great time!" come out of our mouths a lot. The good news is, he's pumped. He's an affable little guy who'll make new friends fast.
Like a lot of 5-year-olds, he learns quickly and retains pretty much everything he hears, so I'm sure he'll excel in his studies. He went to preschool at a faith-based private school, and now he's heading into one of the largest elementary schools in the Orlando system. I'd be lying if I said Mom and I weren't a touch apprehensive. But we're both products of the public schools and we're planning to go that route with our kids.
As our boy tackles big, bad kindergarten, our little princess heads into private preschool, a milestone in itself, where she'll be coddled a bit more. Parenting is such a journey – and so much more fun than I ever imagined it would be.