Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm finished teaching Preschool

So yesterday was the Busy Bee Preschool Graduation. I had the kids sing a few songs for their parents. Then I presented them with Preschool Diplomas, which had their names in pretty caligraphy (thanks to my mother-in-law.) We had made scrapbooks throughout the year with their alphabet pages and some photos of special days we had such as; camping day, p.j day, halloween, pirate day, our teeth, friends, water day, etc. I am such a procrastinator that I was up till past midnight the night before, gluing last minute photos in 16 scrapbooks. I'll never learn! The kids were so proud of their scrapbooks and I was amazed, looking back, at how much these 3,4 & 5 year olds have grown, both physically and academically. Many of them are starting Kindergarten in August and I know that some of them are more than prepared for that.

It has been a long nine months and I was a little sad to say goodbye to my students. Some of them are still in my ward so I will still get to see their little faces :) I am very happy to have my days back now though. It was so nice to get up whenever I liked this morning, even though my boys were up at 6:30am. I made them lay in bed with me until 7am. Lucas was still at work. Tyrone fell back asleep for a while and then woke up and was in a bad mood. He has really settled into the terrible twos right now. He has started these tantrums where he starts crying and he throws himself on the ground and if I walk away, he follows me until he gets my attention and then continues the screaming and throwing himself on the floor. He is such a character. Sometimes Lucas and I have to hide our giggles, because it's hillarious! Gavin is on track break from school for a month, which worked out perfect for our Ireland trip. The last few days, he has been really well behaved. He is my helper and doesn't argue when I ask him to do something. He is also very good keeping Tyrone out of trouble. He is such a sweet little boy. It brings me such happiness to see my children playing together and being so close as brothers.

I was just looking at my boys today and wishing I could keep them at this age. Yes, even Tyrone with the tantrums. They are so innocent and precious. I just can't imagine them growing up and becoming their own person. As sure as it will happen, it scares me that they won't need me one day. They depend so much on us when they are young and I know I take it for granted that I will always be the first one they come running to. My lesson for today is to cherish every moment with my kids and not to sweat the small stuff.

1 comment:

Renee' P said...

Congrats on school being over with.
It's nice to stop and enjoy the little sweet moments as you said. Sometimes it's difficult in the heat of things, but looking back it's really endearing.
I love being a mother too and Dom is such a joy. The 2s are proving a little challenging, but I guess that's normal.