Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer needs an extra month.

Summer has escaped me.

As July packs away it's parades and sparklers, August swiftly opens school doors and blows my teacher hat squarely atop my head. Four weeks from today, as a matter of fact, I will greet a squirrely group of first-graders clad in squeaky new shoes and clutching plastic superhero lunch boxes to their chests ready for all-day instruction, lunch, and daily recess. And they won't be the only ones adjusting to a seven hour school day.
Having the good fortune to spend the past two years teaching part-time, half-day kindergarten has been a dream. Becks and I still got to spend a good part of the day together and I never missed a milestone. And while I am truly excited to teach first grade, it is a bittersweet transition as I leave my little guy in the hands of another caregiver while I work. Something I never thought I would do. However, and this is a great big HOWEVER, the new babysitter is pretty stinkin' fabulous with Beck and he absolutely adores this person. I will have no trouble leaving for the day. I will introduce him/her to you soon :) We're also getting ready to go through a big life change in the Babbling Household, so that's on the horizon too. Stay tuned...

9 comments:

Miss Chelsea said...

That would be hard!! I'm sure your little guy willh have a blat though, and it will make it THAT much more exciting to see him once you get off work!

Kim said...

Adorable pictures! Looks like ya'll had so much fun & I totally agree on the extra month! :)

Lea Liz said...

Love the first picture of you and Becks, so cute! Love the family picture too, yall are adorable!!

I hope you and Becks both transition well when you start back!!!! I am ready to hear what is changing :)

AbbyS. said...

Goodnes, I know! I just blogged about how I have become so spolied staying at home with C this summer! I have enjoyed it soooo much. I actually went to work on my classroom today. We have open house the 5th and kids start the 10th! AHHHH Where has summer gone.

Mrs. Hesson said...

Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? Seriously... It's almost July?! When did this happen? Cute pictures. have a great day!

Nat said...

I can't believe July is almost over- this summer has gone by way too fast!! Can't wait to hear about the big change- I love the family pic!

Gina said...

I'm with you on that extra month. Us teacher/mommies need to band together and demand it!

Shubs said...

Big life change?!!? Eeeek! Can't wait to hear about it!

Sarah said...

Baby on the way???