First Day of Preschool

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This little nerd kills me!
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So so so excited!
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Getting into the routine.
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THIS is how I found him at the end of the day. Charming THREE cute aids at once. He had them eating out of his little chubby hands. My troubles have just begun.
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Ladies, please, focus on me.
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Gotta get these shots in before he’s embarrassed to take a picture with his mom outside the school yard.


My heart is aching.  This is pre-pre school for him, so he’s one of the youngest ones.  It’s hard not knowing everything that goes on in his day like I do when he’s home with me.  It’s hard trusting that others will look out for him.  I worry that he’ll be bullied or pick up unkind behaviors or run out the door when no one is watching or…or…or…

Yikes.  My head might spin off it’s axis.

However, I have faith that despite my fears, he needs this time of his own.

And, I think the secret to letting go of those little hands without having a meltdown is this: Daily Family Prayer.

I believe in prayer as a protection. The bible describes prayer as part of the armor of God.  When I get overwhelmed thinking about all different types of dangers that our children face, I feel compelled to pray.  As a mother, I know I need God’s help and protection for my children every day.  I love these words from Gordon B. Hinckley:

“A return to the old pattern of prayer, family prayer in the homes of the people, is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society.”




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  1. Also, what an ideal preschool! How did you find it so fast? I am proud of you for putting him in something, he will love meeting new friends and learning new skills. He is such a person- centered guy!

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