Well, it is really happening. I thought this stage of my life would never arrive. Soon I am to become a mother who has all of her children at school. This week I took Liberty to the 'big school' for an orientation meeting and play in the 'big classrooms' and tour of the 'big school grounds'. I was half in tears and half excited beyond belief about this new stage of her life and my life. Liberty however was not showing any sign of tears at all and was jumping up and down with excitement!
The teacher doing the orientation just happened to be a wonderful lady who has taught three of my children in Prep and was very understanding of my mixed emotions. We had a lovely chat about Liberty and how she will adjust to school life and we both felt confident that she will transition well considering she has 6 other siblings at the school.
I on the other hand am finding myself in a stage of life now that I never thought would come. You know how it is when you have young cherubs, you know they are going to grow older and get bigger, but most days it seems like you are stuck in the same Groundhog Day doing the same thing over and over again and they really are not growing older or bigger at all. Well, let me tell you it really does happen. They really do grow older and leave your home and go to big school and you are left with an empty house. Sob! Yay!
I am finding now that I need to mentally and emotionally prepare myself for this next stage of life. I need a plan of action. I do plan on relaxing, on reading and writing more...maybe even get some work involving writing and getting my home in more order and generally keeping up with the kids. I however don't want to spend my days at home feeling sad and depressed and missing my kids every day. I need to find things to do to keep myself busy.
So I am asking you to help me out...what did you do when your children all went to school?
Or what do you plan on doing when they go to school?
I would love to hear how you felt and how you dealt with it all.