"Children learn by doing and play is their work." - author unknown
My heart is pounding too because I can't believe that Sarah is starting kindergarten tomorrow. My girl, my first born is off to school. She is very excited and I am so excited to watch her as she begins her elementary school journey. I know she is going to love it. She will be like a little sponge soaking up the stories, the conversations, the play.
Tonight as I tucked Sarah into bed, she wanted to go over the schedule for the week. She likes to know exactly when things are happening and in what order. I know that knowing these details makes her feel safe and puts her mind at ease. As we went over who would drop her off at school and pick her up on which days, the question came, "What days will you drop me off at school?"
I had to tell her that I won't be dropping her off at school this year. While we have been talking this summer about how I would be working every day, Monday to Friday. She did not connect that with my inability to take her to school or pick her up. In the whole scheme of things, it is not that bad. I still get Christmas holidays, spring break and summer holidays with my kids. I know many people are not that lucky. But not being connected to Sarah and Jack's school through drops offs, picks up and driving on field trips is going to take some getting used to. I know that this first few months will be an adjustment for all of us.
We were determined to enjoy every last minute of our summer. We took a trip to Granville Island. We rode the Stanley Park train. The kids splashed and played at Steveston Park. We headed to Washington for an overnight get away and a little back to school shopping. We enjoyed some Schwakida shenanigans. But we were mostly camera free. So instead I share with you some photos from the water park last weekend.