This morning is kindergarten open house and you would think I was the one going to school. I actually put MAKE-UP on, can you believe it? And, do you want to know the shallow reason why?
Because my BABY is going to kindergarten and I'll probably be one of those "older" moms there. The ones everyone feels sorry for because the next step for them is an empty nest when their kids all leave home for college ....or....sniff......the mission field......not that any of that is bad, I just can't think about it now!
I had a poor lack of planning having the oldest start middle school and the youngest start kindergarten the same year. What was I thinking?!! Both these events are traumatic on their own, now it is compounded! Somehow, when I home schooled it just didn't seem like that much of a big deal. Why now?
But, I digress.....we are going to Open House and I'm ready to hand deliver my letters to the girl's new teachers telling them a little bit about each child's strengths and weaknesses and that (gulp) that I would be praying for them (the teachers) to have a school year filled with peace and joy. I am hoping that they see that as a good thing (prayer). I figured without coming right out and saying "We're Christians" I'd rather demonstrate it. Hopefully, this approach won't send an impression that we are going to be high maintenance and judgmental. I'm fully prepared to work with the school and not against it and my most powerful tool is prayer.
So, why am I so nervous to meet my....I mean....THEIR new teachers???!!