It’s no secret that this year has been hard for everyone. The one thing that I think keeps me afloat in all of this is knowing that EVERYONE this year is feeling the same way. There is solidarity in knowing that you aren’t the only one.
Last night I waited patiently for the latest from the school board concerning Cami’s back to school update. It looks like they are pushing the school year back a few more weeks. As a way to get her mind off of all the things she can’t do now, I started encouraging her with what she CAN do to prepare for back to school while we wait.
And just like that Hendrix is a full-blown toddler! It seems like it was just yesterday when I found out Hendrix was a boy. In a week Hendrix will be 2 and I find myself being sooooo cliché these days with thinking things like “where has the time gone” and “they grow up so fast”. Even though these sentiments are felt deeply, I am realizing I don’t have time to think about where the time has gone because I’m now in full-blown #toddlermom mode! Although my instinct is to look at Hendrix like he’s still my little baby, the reality is (and he has no problem telling me) he’s a “big boy.” Because this is my second go-around there are a few things that I can glean from Camilla’s toddler-hood and apply to her brother with these 4 reminders to help survive the toddler transition.
I love seeing all of the kid’s back to school pictures all over social media. Everyone is so bight-eyed and excited rocking their new school clothes. Cami started Pre-K two weeks ago and just like all the other parents, I was trying to get her to stand still for one good picture to post with anticipation of doing a side-by-side at the end of the year. These first two weeks have allowed us to fully get out of the summer haze and into a good school routine. With Kindergarten on the horizon I am making sure that we start getting in a rhythm now to create good habits for a successful year. Here are 3 ways we are making sure Cami starts off strong for the new school year that have helped her first few weeks go smoothly.