Okay but it's time to get real. Besides the fact that I am kinda sorta excited that I will have some "alone time" throughout the days now, sending your child off to school is always hard. Always. And I think I'm a little more worried because Bennett is joining the Peer Program this year. Let me explain.
Last year, he was in the special education preschool program so that he could receive the extra attention he needed for his developmental delays. Fast forward to the end of this past school year (june, 2014), and his teachers all agreed that although he definitely needs to continue therapy, they think he would thrive really well in the general ed. program. Because of the nature of his delays (mostly social and speech), they felt it was really important for him to have regular social interaction with peers his age, which is something he wasn't getting while he was in the special ed. program.
So all that to say, I'm a little nervous to have him thrown into a classroom with other 4 y/o that are much more "advanced" than him. I'm afraid he'll feel left out, bullied or inferior. My heart wouldn't be able to take it. But at the same time, I know that it will be really good for his progression to be able to have the example of this peers. *sigh* A Mother not stops worrying, right?
I'm just going to stay hopeful that it will be a really good experience for him. I know it will be. He's been talking about going back to school for weeks now!... always asking if the bus was going to come pick him up today. Such a big boy.
When the bus arrived, poor little Easton was so upset watching Bennett get onto the bus. Right now, I'm really thankful for the sweetest Bus Driver ever, who invited Easton to come and sit by big brother for a couple of minutes before they left (and let me snap a few photos). It was so nice and thoughtful of her. ♥︎ I will be forever thankful.