So, we survived Kindergarten and have been promoted to First grade…..Woot Woot! I am one proud mama. Towards the end of the school year, I was thinking about what will they do for the Summer, because me and the husband don’t have Summer break. The youngest is in daycare, but I wanted something different and fun for them both to do and I wanted them to be together. So, the school offered a Summer Enrichment Program. In the back of my mind, I knew I’d sign David up, but I was not sure about Christopher. I ended up signing them both up, when I found out they took 4 year olds as well.
So, I get there the first day to drop them off and we get the schedule for the next 10 weeks of what they will be doing daily. Mind you, on the promotion flyer it mentioned field trips and other fun activities. I am reading through this schedule and I see that they will have Spanish class, Art, trips to the movies, reading…but WAIT…..field trips outside of the city (miles away from me…don’t judge me, I was NOT feeling this at all).
We are in the second week and I am enjoying the fact that they are getting to be adventurous and try new things. Christopher misses his friends and was sad. So, this made me think I made the wrong decision. See, this is how the enemy will try to play tricks with your mind. I almost fell for it. *side-eye* I had to talk to myself and remind myself that wherever my children are God is with them. He will never leave them nor forsake them.
I am cool with being a mama bear while they are 6 and 4. I have to enjoy each and every moment of their lives. I know I also have to “let go” as well. So, to all of you mama bear types out there, it is ok, but just make sure there is a balance. It doesn’t mean that we are crazy. It just means that we love our children and want the best for them ALWAYS!!