My son’s school has the most precious tradition: a Mother’s Day Tea hosted by the two kindergarten classes. I heard about it last summer from another mom whose son had just finished kindergarten, and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since.
I have to say, this event definitely lived up to my expectations! Imagine 50 kindergarteners dressed in their Sunday best, serving their moms treats and performing songs about how much they love their moms…that’s what I got to experience last night :)
The entire cafeteria was decorated with flowers and artwork that the children had made, and there were homemade placemats for each mom and child (all of which we got to take home with us). The amount of thought and preparation that went into this event was pretty impressive.
The teachers had talked to the children about being extra polite and attentive to their moms, and Parker took it to the next level — he helped me into the car, pulled out my chair for me, and held my hand the entire time. Can it be Mother’s Day Tea every day!? ;)
I still can’t get over the fact that I have a kindergartener, or that we have made it to the final weeks of the school year. Just about every single mom was in tears by the end of the performance and teachers’ speeches; it’s bittersweet to be wrapping up this big year of firsts.
Luckily, I get to go through it all again when my daughter goes to kindergarten in 2 years, but as I told Parker last night, it’s extra special this first time around. I am so proud of him, and how far he has come this year.
His teacher has been SO wonderful with him, and has really helped to make this a smooth transition. On the way home last night, he talked all about how much he was going to miss having Mrs. Madiar as his teacher, and how he plans to visit her classroom next year when he is in 1st grade.
Having a school-ager is a lot more work than I expected, between packing lunches every day, managing the schedule, making sure homework gets done, and dealing with the challenges as they come up. But there have been so many wonderful highlights that I am looking forward to the years to come with both my son and daughter.
The Mother’s Day Tea was the perfect way to kick off the week leading up to Mother’s Day. We’re keeping things low-key on Sunday, since it would be hard to top last night’s adorable event!
To all of the moms reading this: I hope your Mother’s Day is filled with hugs, kisses, and words of appreciation. Oh, and some pampering too…because you deserve it.