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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Getting An Education

Liam started Kindergarten three weeks ago, and yet I am just now finding the time to blog about it. Liam has been attending preschool/daycare for two years now and so he is kind of an old pro at being away from mom and dad for extended periods of time. However, he was especially excited that he was going to be going to the "Big Kids School." He eagerly picked out his school clothes and laid them out with his beloved back pack. He woke up early and was ready and out the door on time for the entire first week. However, with the reality sinking in that this is how life is going to be for the next thirteen years at least, he has lost a little of his enthusiasm. He has been late several days this week and his enthusiasm is waning. Despite all of that he still claims to LOVE school. He says his favorite part is snack time, recess, and having a new friend.I am also grateful that he LOVES his Kindergarten teacher. Each day he has glowing things to tell us about his day. He is very good at getting his homework done each night and laying his clothes out in preparation for the morning. He is acting more mature and I am astounded that my baby really is old enough to be in school. He has the funniest stories to tell and I love to see how his mind is working and processing all that he is being taught. I am also grateful that he is in close proximity to me. Next year, I will be able to sneak over and have lunch with him. He is also close enough so that I can volunteer in his classroom in between my college classes. I actually drop him off to his school on the way to my school. We both have our backpacks and our bikes as we roll into school for the day. Classes started for me two weeks ago.
I am being brave and taking more credits than I have dared in the past. I am managing everything really well and actually enjoying my classes and the busyness of it all. At the end of summer, I realized that I was really sad that I wouldn't be taking another Math class. So I re-evaluated and decided that I could actually take a few more. I am LOVING my Math 1050 class and enjoying it so much! I would never have guessed that I would prefer a Math class over an English class! I am still waiting for the reports telling the world that pigs can now fly and that Hades has frozen over. Its a strange phenomenon to find love in something you once detested. But life is about gaining new experiences and growing up a little. I can hardly believe that at the end of this semester, I will be a few credits shy of being a Junior. I can scarcely believe how fast time is going, it feels like just yesterday that I was Freshman. I love being in school and that I have the amazing opportunity to be a college student. I also love that my little man is loving him some education as well.


Jana Perkins said...

Moana, I'm a little love MATH1050! Are you feeling okay? You must have a great teacher. Don't get me wrong I'm glad you are enjoying it,'s math. Yikes.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOW, so exciting for Liam! I've heard awesome things about Edith Bowen, so cool!