This post is sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions are my own.
GUYS. GUYYYYYYYYS. I can’t believe this is actually happening, but my Sam Sam is starting PRESCHOOL in 3 weeks!!! In 3 weeks, my sweet darling little baby boy is starting his very first official day of SCHOOL. HOW?! I have all of the feelings, and I’m sure they’ll all come out very shortly in a lovely little emotion-driven essay for you all (but seriously, that’s coming) but in the meantime, let’s keep things light and talk about some back to school goals. Because this is tres important.
And by “back to school” I guess what I really mean is “TO school” because this is, as I mentioned, his FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVER.
I’m crying. It’s fine.
So. A brand new chapter in our lives calls for some major goal setting. Now, this is a big transition for all of us, and transitions can be hard- on ALL of us. But I think especially on mister Sam. I mean, this is, after all, quite the shift in his little world. He’ll be going 5 days a week, for a full day!!! I hope he does well and thrives, but a little part of me is SO nervous too. I mean, that’s only normal, right? So I guess our first goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible. We’ve already started him on a schedule similar to his school one, with a playgroup with friends at the time he’ll be in school, and an earlier bedtime and waking up at the same time every morning. I’m hoping this way it won’t be such a shock when school actually starts.
Another goal for the school year is to meal prep! This is one for me and Zack, but I think it’s a worthy goal that will help our sanity! Just prepping meals and food and being better at planning them out through the week will help with everybody’s general happiness and cut down on that hectic feeling when you have NOTHING planned, you know? So, wish us luck in this department, and any tips are greatly appreciated!
I think Sam’s goal this school year will be to somehow start napping again. ;) He has dropped his nap for quite some time now (like before he even turned 3! Wahhh!) but I’ve heard that maybe he’ll start napping again now since it’s a part of school and you know, peer presure and everything? Everyone say a little prayer that this happens, please. Naps should basically never go away.
And yet another goal? Stay stylish, obviously. ;) I mean, I feel this is kind of the most important goal, no? I kid, I kid, but you know me and fashion: I kind of have wayyyy too much fun shopping for my little ones! Take these Gymboree outfits for example. Cute, right? They have some great Back to School looks that are perfect for Sam’s first day of school! And of course, Sophie got in the mix too, because this is a huge change for her, too! She loves her Bubba so much and will miss him a LOT when he’s in school!
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What are your goals for the upcoming school year??