Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Last week we experienced a lot of firsts in this family. Zac started Kindergarten (year 1 of 2) at Vista where I teach. The night before I teasingly said to him that he wasn't going to be my baby anymore. He climbed in my lap, hugged me and said that he would always be my baby. Loved it! (Claire says that she is not my baby and not my big girl. She is just Claire!) I did well dropping him off until I turned to walk away and my friend and coworker asked how it went. That is when I cried. It is just so amazing how quickly time flies! He has enjoyed every minute of Kindergarten so far. I can't believe how quickly and easily he gets dressed in the morning because he is so excited. Now the big adjustment is for Eric and especially me. Now we have to do homework with Zac and ensure we are setting good study habits. And I have to deal with having Zac with me ALWAYS! He is now with me at work which used to be my time away to have adult interaction. NO more! Zac is in the office with me, in the classroom before and after school, sitting in staff meetings, and even the bathroom with me. Yes, I'm a bit suffocated. I'm sure I'll adjust!
Zac also had his first soccer game. He had fun although I still don't think he has a clue as to what he is doing. He just chases the ball and kicks it! And he only kicked it the wrong direction a couple of times!
For me it was the first soccer game I ever actually watched, cheered for, and enjoyed! Yea me!
Claire is taking all of this change with only a minimal amount of tantrums. She isn't quite sure where Zac is going and after spending most of her time at home this summer, she is EXHAUSTED after a full day at preschool. She is a trooper though. She manages to sit through Zac's soccer and Tae Kwon Doe practices 3 times a week with ease. Girls are so patient!
Baby number three is making her/his presence known by continuing to make me feel cruddy while trying to manage all of these life experiences. Good times! Don't worry, I'm thankful!!


Susan said...

I'm so glad he's loving school. Maybe you could set a rule about at least getting to use the restroom alone?!?

Rosemary said...

I love the pictures, I love the commentary, I love all of you! Zac looks so cute and I know how much he's enjoying K. Claire's getting into doing her own thing, too. Love, RoRo