This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
Before I know it, Hudson is going to be starting Kindergarten! Where did the time go? It seems like I blinked and he all of a sudden turned in to a big boy. He’s ready to go off and make new friends and learn new things…without me. So so so sad!
But it’s exciting too! Most of you know we delayed Kindergarten last year by sending Hudson to a Young Fives program instead. He has a September birthday and we just didn’t feel like he was ready last year. But he is SO ready this year! And he is sure to tell us how ready he is every chance he gets.
We do have a few “to do” items on my list before I feel confident with him being away from me all day every day.
First, LUNCH. Eating isn’t high on Hudson’s priority list. He would much rather play than sit down and eat (who is this child?) so this summer we’ve been working on making a list of foods he will eat for lunch while he’s at school. I’m having him practice making his lunch, packing it up, and eating it at the designated lunch time. It might seem over the top to some, but he’s my first baby and I worry that if he doesn’t eat lunch then he’ll be hungry the rest of the day.
Secondly, we are working picking out his clothes for the day the night before. This one is super easy because Hudson doesn’t really care what he wears, as long as it is comfortable. Yay! BUT the same cannot be said for little sister. Sadie will be starting preschool too and she’s a bit more picky about what she wears. Since I’ll have to get all three kids ready three mornings a week, I need to streamline things a bit. Picking out everyone’s clothes the night before will help us all stay on time during those busy mornings.
Next, we are working on simple things like making sure he can open and close his lunch box on his own, zip up his sweatshirts, refill his water bottle without making a mess.
Another thing we are doing is talking about the bus. I was on the fence about taking him to school vs. riding the bus, but at orientation they really encouraged everyone to ride the bus. It picks up right in front of our house and the kindergarten teachers wait outside for it to arrive.
So really all he has to do is sit in his seat and behave. Easy. Hudson is PUMPED to finally get to ride the bus with the big kids.
Next, we are working on wiping his own booty. Yep, I said it. Booty wiping. All the boy moms understand me on this one.
And finally, we are working on gathering up all of the supplies and snacks Hudson will need for school.
Can you tell he loves Lucky Charms?
I must confess this is the first time I’ve bought Lucky Charms for the kids and everyone is obsessed with it. Ha!
I picked up all of these snacks, cereal, and Kleenex® at my local Walmart because they have an amazing Box Tops deal going on! Right now when you buy five participating General Mills products at Walmart, you can get 50 Box Tops through the Box Tops For Education App!
Did you even know there’s an app? I sure didn’t…but I LOVE it! All you have to do is download the app, sign up, select your school, and then scan your receipt. No more clipping Box Tops! It’s so easy.
For every Box Top product your purchase (and there are hundreds!) you earn 10 cents for your school. I love that we can give money to Hudson’s new school by simply buying the products we already use and love.
With our five products we earned 50 bonus Box Tops. How cool is that? Hudson is so excited to give back to his new school. Kindergarten here we come!