Every time I look at my boys learning and exploring I see so much at their fingertips.
The future is theirs, all theirs and it's our job to make it the best and brightest future possible.
The decision to send the boys to preschool was kind of last minute for us and for me it still hasn't fully settled in. I still feel like we are living our own little happy bubble and I soon know it's about to change.
The boys will be on an actual schedule here in a few weeks and going to preschool.
It's really not a huge deal since it is just 2 hours a few days a week, nothing too intense but still.
We had intended on homeschooling as you all know and when the news of baby #4 came the idea of me homeschooling and being sane diminished pretty quickly. I wanted to always make sure I had the boys on schedule in case we were to send them to school so I knew I wanted to start this fall since Vincent is 4 and Luke is 3. But the thought of tackling a newborn, a toddler and two preschoolers homeschooling was just a tad too much. Frankly, I was terrified that I would not be able to do it all and I just accepted it (after a few tears) and we decided to try out preschool, because what's the worst that can happen?
I know they are going to love it and make new friends, I trust the teachers and the school.
It is our church and they hold the same Catholic values that we do, so it's a win-win.
At the end of the year we will revisit and go over our options for the next year.
It may be to continue with Catholic school or to homeschool.
I really do not know, but I know that Jordan and I will know when we get there.
Who knows, maybe our baby making years will be over and I can fully devote all my energy to being the boys teacher and homeschooling for a few years, I can't tell you what the future holds really but for now we are just holding true to our values, and our faith, praying that this whole preschool thing goes smoothly and is rewarding not only for the boys but for us.
At the end of the day, we are their parents, our values and faith is instilled in them and will always be reinforced in our home at the end of the day. I think in a way it does scare me that I will lose my boys to the teachers and the classmates, but I refuse to let that happen so I can't let it scare me. I will want to know everything that happens, every single day, I think that is important for parents, to not lose their kids once they head to school. They are still our children, forever and always.
So here's to our first year of entering a school system.
I really think it will be great, I cannot wait to watch the boys grow and learn with their peers.
I will be updating along the way obviously but for now, let's do this baby!
Bring on the preschool years!
Here's to the future my sweet boys, I cannot wait to be with you every step of this journey!