Delving back into school, activities and lots of park time has been an adjustment for all of us after a very lazy Summer, but Kindergarten is great and Ava's loving it. She adores her new teacher and is enjoying her new friends.
There's a parent mixer next Saturday at one of our local restaurants which I'm very much looking forward to. The school is providing free babysitting service (woo hoo!) so it can be an adults only event. I had my first PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) meeting Thursday night and it was great because the school also provided free babysitting service for that. Stephen's been working like crazy so I wouldn't have been able to go otherwise.
I was also excited to learn that I'm going to be able to help out in the classroom and volunteer at some of the annual school/parent-run events, because it's okay to bring Luke along with me. Before learning this, I was actually feeling sort of sad. There are so many opportunities to help out at the school, but I didn't think I was going to be able to do anything since I don't have any day-time help for Luke.
Ava's teachers words were like music to my ears. When I expressed to her that I wanted to be involved but didn't have someone to look after Luke, without hesitation she said to bring him along. Luke is welcomed too, so now I can participate and I think it's fantastic, because I really want to be involved in Ava's school/education. Now I can with ease because I don't need to find and hire a babysitter to be a part of the community.
Like I said though, getting back into the swing of things, after our long-lazy Summer has definitely been an adjustment. For example, at dance class the other day, I saw that Ava was wearing the lone pink leotard in a sea of black....
Looks like mommy ordered the wrong dance uniform, as I quickly realized that I couldn't have been the only parent to get it right.