All the Sun For You

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They’re All In School Now… Bryson is Off!


Bryson was so ready for school to start!  As everyone knows (because I over-share on FB and here,) Bryson threw a MAJOR fit when Matthew went to school without him on Tuesday.  He wanted to be with his brother, he wanted to “play with school toys,” and he begged me, “do not take me!”  It was EPIC!

Today, it was his turn!  I had no concerns, I was so excited for him!  I took him to the mall to pick out a different shirt yesterday (the one he picked out last week was long-sleeved and it’s the most beautiful week here!) and he picked out his shorts to go with it last night.  I loaded up his little backpack for him and put him to bed, promising “you’re going to have so much fun at school tomorrow!”  When he woke up at 6:30, he wanted to go for a run with me and that was really nice – the one thing that I’ve done with him, and not his brother, for over a year now.  It was special!

Everyone got dressed, and we headed outside for the obligatory pictures on the front stoop.

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Matthew had to be at school at 10:00 (late start) and Bryson at 10:30 (will start at 9:00 next week), so we quickly headed for “first day donuts” (again) and then to drop Matthew off.  Bryson did not understand why he was not getting out with his big brother, but the offer of “coffee” (a steamer) from St.arbu.cks calmed him down.  Ha!  He had his steamer in the back seat as we headed back to school, and he was READY to get out!  We snapped a few pictures outside the school before heading in!

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He knew just where to go and showed us the way, leaving us in the DUST!  He hung up his backpack, hugged Daddy (then me, super quickly), let me take a selfie, and he was off.  Just like that!  He was so busy in his classroom that all of the pictures were blurry.

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I picked him up just an hour later (they’re easing them into 2.5 hours a day) and he did great – Mrs. Young said, “he was so polite, he talks to everyone, and he shares so well!”

OK then!

I did not cry once during the morning, until I was looking back through the pictures while waiting in the parking lot to go in and get him.  Even then, it was just a few tears… but it has hit me that my baby is no longer a baby, and there will be no more.  This was my very last “first day of preschool.”

But it’s going to be GREAT!


Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “They’re All In School Now… Bryson is Off!

  1. It sounds like Bryson was a superstar today! And it sounds like you were to as you realized that your family has reached another big milestone, with both boys in school now. Cheers to happy progressions! 🙂

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  3. Our littles are in school now! What are you going to do with your alone time now?? 😉 That picture of B hugging Hottie is too sweet.

  4. So exciting! Stella is definitely struggling a bit with the instant long days. I’m hoping it goes okay, or I might try to scale her back to half days for a bit. *sigh* It’s so hard to realize our babies are growing up!

    • Stella is such a great sleeper, she may just need a little time adjusting to shorter naps at school. I think Bryson will have a hard time with longer days when the time comes because he sleeps SO MUCH MORE than Matthew ever did. Matthew sleeps 10-11 hours every 24 hours which is less than average for his age, Bryson sleeps 11.5-12.5, which is more than average for his age. The boy loves his sleep! Even with 10+ straight hours at night, he’s itching for a nap by noon. I can’t believe it. I always wondered how you got Stella to be a good night time and nap time sleeper, but now I have one too. Longer school will be hard for him.

      We don’t have babies anymore, and I’ve struggled a bit with that this past week. But… It’s a nice change of pace here!

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