Most of the time, when we ask Malachy how his day was, he’ll respond, “It was great!” I love that attitude, and he has inspired me to be more optimistic about everything. He reminds me to have a positive attitude and to really see all the GREAT there is all around. Hopefully, we can both keep it up! 🙂
He’s so excited about Kindergarten, and so are we. He’s had two awesome years in pre-kindergarten, and we will really miss his old school. How much he’s grown these last two years!
His new school looks like it also offers a great program with a fantastic philosophy of learning. They call it “play-based learning.” Sounds like learning will be fun! 🙂 That’s how it should be. Plus, he’s going to alternate days in terms of learning another language. One full day of English with one teacher and then one full day of Mandarin with another teacher. We’ll see how that goes.
As the days approached the first day of school, I started worrying a little bit about how Malachy would react to going back to school. We had such a great summer, and I didn’t want him to feel that he was going back to something that he wouldn’t enjoy. I also started to get anxious about all the testing that he’s going to have to undergo this year for Kindergarten next year. Ai ya!
Anyways, we all psyched ourselves up with excitement for his first day back at school. He woke up feeling really excited today, and that was just awesome. He tossed and turned for over an hour last night, and it would take a bit to wake him up. He actually woke us up! 😉
When I got home and asked him how his day was, he said that it was great. WHEW! Turns out he was more ready than I was! 😉 The name of Malachy’s class last year was, “LOVE.” Oddly enough, the name of his class this year is, “TRUST!” That one word captures it all. It will be a constant reminder to me of what a great kid he is, and that we just have to trust that he will make it happen. Sure, there will be some rough days ahead, but with the right attitude and frame of mind (and his Gong Gong would add Self-Discipline 😉 ), we can be sure to have another great year! No worries! 😉
because Dads need to take time out to STOP and THINK…