More often than not, you don't get the grace of a do-over. Today, however, we were able to attend our Kindergarten orientation armed with lessons learned from the new student ice cream social Tuesday night.
1. I prayed.
2. I let go of some of my expectations.
3. I took a sitter as an extra pair of hands so I could attend to each of my people individually. They each got to walk into the school as the only child holding my hand and proudly carrying their supplies. We were able to individually look for our cubbies and our desks.
Once each child was settled I went back to get the next from the sitter (waiting on the grassy play area.) It was unrushed. It was low stress. Everyone did beautifully...
Nary a tear was shed--even from Mama!
Thank you, Lord, for the ability to learn from our mistakes and try again.
Now we are off to the pool for the afternoon to enjoy a little more Summer freedom!