First Day of School

First day of school

Today was an epic day for us. It was first day of kindergarten for my baby! Shh, don’t tell him I called him a “baby”. That’s a big no-no to him. He’s a big boy.

We’re lucky enough to be able to walk to school. As I was walking behind papa bear and baby “big boy” bear, with his backpack almost as big as him, I couldn’t help but feel so proud of this kid. He’s grown to be such a kind and caring person, and always full of joy. I know I didn’t do anything to deserve to have him as my son. It’s only through God’s grace that He has entrusted this beautiful human being to me. That grace always keeps me humble. That grace reminds me everyday that I need God in order to raise him the way God made him to be. Parenting is SO hard. It tests me EVERYDAY. And I fail so many times over and over. But I know God’s grace will always be there to renew me. I am so thankful He is my God.

Okay then, that got a tad more deeper than I thought this post was going to be 🙂 I was going to write about his clothes and lunch. So here we go.

All my son wants to wear is his “play” clothes. He always disapproves of the “church” clothes I pick for him. So we made a deal. I get to pick his Sunday clothes and special occasion clothes. He gets to pick rest of the other days which is pretty much 6 days a week. I consider first day of school to be a special occasion day. But Ben, my son, didn’t get that note. So I picked out his outfit (is it still called outfits for boys?) for today.  But Ben was having none of it. It’s not “Sunday” today. So I gave in. Hey, we all have to pick our battles, right? So this is what he picked.

kid fashion

Shirt: Gap Kids (it’s under there somewhere)

Jacket: Old Navy

Shorts: H & M

Shoes: Stride Rite (or his “super fast shoes”, as he calls it)

Backpack: Pottery Barn Kids
IMG_8371 As for lunch, I made skewers of olives, salami, cheese, tomato and cucumber. This kid will eat anything on a stick. I also packed strawberries, blueberries and some oyster crackers. Sorry, I don’t have a picture. But here’s a picture of my cute kid 🙂 first day of school

I wanted to finish this post with my favorite verse for Ben. This is my prayer for him.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16