Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Back To School

I haven't updated for awhile.....So much has been going on. Most notably, though, is that Tyler went back to school today! They go for six weeks in the summer and we were so happy to get a spot at Mary Cariola, the same school he went to BC, (before cancer.) We were also very lucky to get the same teacher he had before. She is amazing and Tyler loves her!

I am both thrilled and terrified that he is at school this morning. Thrilled for him because he has missed it so much. He has also missed out on a great deal of therapy this past year. He loves being there, and the routine of it is so good for him.

Then the germ-a-phobe in me kicks in. We have had to be so careful this past year. We have avoided church, avoided the grocery store, avoided any possibility of him being in contact with other kids and germs. We have carried Clorox Wipes and Purell and made sure that we wipe everything down before he touches it. We have kept friends and family at bay, avoided play dates, kept Emmalee home from pre-school if she shows any sign of sniffling. We have been warned and we took those warnings to heart.

And now, here he is, with full permission to go back to school. I am trying not to be overwhelmed with concern, really I am. But the fact is, I do worry. I know I can't hold him back forever. I know that the doctors and medical professionals have his best interest at heart and would never let him return to school if they didn't feel it was absolutely safe. I know. But I'm his mom and I will worry none the less.

Tyler, however, was not one bit worried! He was thrilled! He was so excited to see the bus. His enthusiasum made me feel better. Only two and a half hours until he gets home. :)

Good Morning! It's time to go back to school!!

Headed to the bus with my bus driver.

All strapped in and ready to go.

And they're off!


Becky said...

Try to enjoy the day - you know Tyler will be!

Paulette said...

What a great day!!

Hannah said...

That is intense Jodie! I can't believe he's big enough to take a bus to school. I love that he is so excited about it. I hope you have a great day!

gordon said...

Here is to a day of fun for Tyler and a bit of rest for you, Jodie!

Amy said...

It's good for Tyler and it's good for you. Tyler will love the next 6 weeks and it will prepare you for the fall. Glad he is having such a happy day.

Joy :) said...

What wonderful news!! I'm so glad that Tyler is well enough to go back to school. It will be good for both of you!

Amy said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. It was very sweet. I love you Jodie! I miss you and your family like crazy! so wish we lived closer! I'm so excited for Tyler to be going back to school. A million prayers that all goes well. Love love love love love YOU!

Ashlee said...

He's so adorable. It's good to see some healthy pictures of him. Don't worry, everything will be great!

Daisy said...

You're an amazing mom and a normal mom. Being a mom is worrying I think. But that's cause you love them so much. Jodi - try to enjoy this time -he's probably having a blast!