for either of us! :-) This week was SO much better! I thought that Monday would be hard since Hudson stayed home with Josh last Friday and had a 3 day weekend, but he walked in every morning like a champ. A hug, a kiss, and a "bye mom." I'm not sure which breaks my heart more, hearing him crying for me as I walk down the hall or having him say "bye mom." Kidding (sort of).
This week was really good, and he has pretty much taken over the entire YMCA. The hardest part of the day for him both weeks has been when they transition at 5 and combine classes so his teachers can go home. He hates going in with the "babies." So, he has managed to woo them all into letting him come into my room everyday at 5! This saves the teacher in what would be his room from hearing him cry for the last hour, and means that he pretty much has no tears at all throughout the entire day. :-) Funny though, because I'm in the infant room...the REAL BABIES! ha ha.
Here are a couple of pictures of his new haircut styled in a mohawk. We have also spiked it a few mornings. He prefers the mohawk though. Tonight after his bath he patted his head and asked if he had a mohawk. I told him, no, and he then asked me to give him one. :-) The girls love it at school too! His "special" friend is Emma, and she is darling!
Ok, so after the drama of Josh buzzing Hudson's head...I said I was going to get a mohawk next time he needed a haircut. Here it is! The picture is from my phone, so it's not GREAT, but don't worry, I will post more as I fix his hair this week. It's actually a faux hawk...his hair is just slightly longer on the top than the sides, but it blends so you can't really tell. I can spike it, mohawk it, or just comb it. I showed him a picture of David Beckham with his fauxhawk before we went today, and asked him if he wanted his hair like that. He said, "YES!" He looks really cute with his new haircut...even now as the mowhawk has relaxed and it just looks a little "messy."
Well this one is actually the first day of school, but we didn't get one together until the 3rd day.
This one is inside the center. His nervousness has taken over, hence the non-smile on his face. :-)
So, Hudson has 4 days of school down, and tomorrow he gets to stay at home with daddy. We'll start again on Monday, and I'm sure we'll have to pretty much start over after the long weekend home. He is making progress though. Which is good for me. I won't lie...I have shed some tears over whether this was the right thing to do or not. I know in my head he IS very ready and will LOVE it once he adjusts. I'm hoping that happens soon.
You must remember this is my heart walking around outside of my body.
He has made some new friends...in the form of teachers. He pretty much sticks by their side; I guess he feels safe there like these wild kids can't hurt me if I'm beside the teacher. ha ha. Ms. Tiffany is his favorite!!! He loves her, and she has been so sweet to him and tried to make his adjustment easier. He also loves Ms. Sara, the director. She is so great with children, and Hudson really likes when she comes outside to play with them. I'm so happy he's at this center, and I know he's going to have so much fun and make lots of friends. This week has been a little tough on him and me though. :-)
Well, two days down. Yesterday went ok for both of us. Today, Hudson cried a lot, which got me upset. I'm not in his room, but I try to spy on him throughout the day. I don't know who it's harder on...him or me! :-) So, I've been a stay-at-home mom, and now I'm experiencing being a working mom. Not sure I'm loving it yet, but I think it's going to be good for Hudson. Any suggestions on how to help him adjust quickly?
After staying home with Hudson for 2 1/2 years, I am going back to work.
I honestly never thought I would be ready for this...but I am, mainly because Hudson is SO ready! I told Josh I wanted to stay home at least the first year, and that turned into 2 1/2 years. However, over the last 5 months or so Hudson has really shown me that he is ready for preschool. I know that he has benefitted greatly from his time home with me, but on days that I have errands to run or it's too cold he misses out on activities like art projects and outside play. That won't be the case at school.
So, about 2 weeks ago I applied at the YMCA in Hiram. It is, by far, THE best child care facility I've ever been to (and I've worked at several and visited even more). I was so excited about the prospect of working there and Hudson going to preschool there.
On Friday, I got the official word that they wanted to hire me. They want me to teach Pre-K in the fall (they have 4 Pre-K classes now and are applying for 2 more). She had an opening for a teacher in the infant room right now 1:00PM-6:30PM. I'm very excited about getting my foot in the door. Josh and I gathered applications for Pre-K positions a couple of months ago, and I told him then, "I want to work at the YMCA."
So, the stipulation with me going back to work was that I would teach Pre-K again as I did in Eastman, so that I would at least be in the same building as Hudson. If he were to get sick or hurt, I am right down the hall. Wimpy of me...I know...but man oh man how I love that kid!
I will also say that what they say about the terrible two's has kicked into gear. We get sass, we get ignored, and we get attitude...so a break each day will be a good thing...for both of us. :-)
8:30 AM: Left for church. Not really even cold outside but raining. Snow predicted though.
(Insert jokes about how we better stock up on milk and bread, we better put the chains on the tires, we won't have school for a week due to the icy roads, etc. This is the south, after all.)
12:00 PM: Came outside after church to a white parking lot, kids having snowball fights, and snow coming down HARD.
It was so pretty. We played in it for a few minutes after lunch, but everything outside was really slushy and wet so we didn't stay out long. What a beautiful day. Snow falling is so pretty! It's still falling really hard. This is turning out to be a pretty good snow.
We're off to catch some snow in a cup to eat. :-) Enjoy the pictures.
I am the wife to my very best friend and hero, Joshua, and mother to my precious children from God, Hudson and Kendan. My life is busy and blessed beyond measure. I love Jesus, and wish I was better at showing it. I love crocheting even though I'm not sure how to spell it. I love my family, Hawaii, jeeps, Welcome to Moe's, Destin, the Cosby Show, my church, watering my plants, the bird nest in my fern, my front porch swing, sweet tea, friends, good books, and a hard nap.