I have a kindergartner in the house

A new chapter in my motherhood journey began today as I dropped off Gage at school for his first day of Kindergarten.

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Julie Billiart is a Catholic school that specializes in kids with learning differences, including kids on the autism spectrum.  We chose it for many reasons with the biggest one for me being the small class size (12), but the two recesses and sensory accommodations in the classroom were big plusses too.

This is a big, great beginning for Gage,  but with that I feel an ending of something too as the tears come.  I pushed and prodded him to his starting line while moving closer and closer to my own finish line.  Yes, I know my mothering days aren’t over, not by a long shot, but there is a definite shift in the air and it freaks me out a bit. I want time to slow down so I can enjoy and appreciate every moment.

I’m going to sit here, enjoy a cup of coffee and contemplate what to do with these thirty hours a week that just opened up to me.  Should I get a job, go back to school or lose some weight?  I don’t think I have time for all three but it will be nice to spend the next few mornings mulling my choices.