Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Finally feeling at peace...

The past couple of weeks have taken a surprising toll on my mind. As much as I had going on in my brain, I could not force it out of my mouth. I have been battling feelings of nervousness, excitement, guilt, worry, and on and on. I started second guessing my decision about returning to work and it was really stressing me out. I think the whole anticipation of the kids starting school was weighing heavily on my mind. I was dreading the tears and the anguish that I saw a couple weeks back during our trial run. I think I have finally gotten over it and realized that this is something we all need.

Today was our official 1st day of school at the new place and I couldn't love it more. I was surprised that the kids were calm walking in this morning. As we entered the classroom, I felt much like a big tree trunk with three koala bears attached to my limbs. They wouldn't budge. I sat, they piled on top of me. Their teacher is wonderful. I stayed for a couple of hours and was really impressed. When the kids went out to play they seemed most comfortable, so I decided to make my escape. I gave the boys a kiss and told them I would be back in a little while. Asjia overheard me and ran to me screaming. I kissed her all up and gave her a big squeeze, then started making my way toward the gate. I could hear her fussing as I walked down the block, my poor little Angel. I checked back at nap and they were asleep, good sign. When I returned they were happy to see me but it took a minute. Overall, they did great and I feel so much better about leaving them.

The school is awesome. It is a "pre-school academy". They wear uniforms and pull-ups, how funny is that? They have to be in by 9am or have a Dr.'s note. The teacher also promised to help me have them potty trained within two weeks! Mason went pee pee for the very first time in the potty today! Guess seeing all the kids brought out the competitive spirit. Then when we got home Kai took a giant man poop in the toilet. We all clapped and cheered and took turns wow'ing over it before he made his first big boy flush. We had dinner, took a bath, jumped on the bed, read a story and lights out at 7:15. I am amazed. Can this really be happening? Structure in my home? Tomorrow is my first day of work, we will see how the day goes with that layered in. Wish me luck!







6 comments:

MaryBeth said...

Glad you are back. Congrats to the trio (and you too, of course) on a good start to potty training. Can't wait to hear how the first day of work goes!

Undomestic Goddess said...

OOOOOOHHHHH I miss you guys something crazy :( the potty training looks like it is gonna stick this time, good job on getting them to bed at such a good time it will get easier and you will enjoy having more adult interaction. I love you much

Casey's trio said...

Good luck to you tomorrow on your 1st day back to work. I hope that all of the stress and overwhelming feelings you have had will diminish and turn into TRIPLE BLESSINGS for you! You deserve it. And kudos for Kai on delivering a man-sized poop today...I'm laughing over here at that one! I might have to move to your city when it's time to potty train my trio if there is a teacher who says she'll have it done in 2 weeks. I'm so NOT looking forward to potty training.

My name is Tammie said...

I agree with Casey, we will be there in a flash if this teacher goddess can get kids potty trained in two weeks! I think I will just bypass potty training here. I dont wanna. ;)

Glad today went well and I will keep you in my thought for tomorrow. It will be great. You will feel wonderful. Cant wait to hear about it.

loren said...

I'd travel, pay whatever it costs, if I could have someone else potty train my kids in two weeks!!!!!!

Amazing! I hope it goes well for you :)

angie said...

I wonder if the potty training goddess knows she already has a following? :)

I'm so glad that you are feeling more at peace with your decision to go back to work. That must have really been weighing on your mind......and heart!

Hope your day today was great.....wishing you the best.