I've seen several of you "out there" who have taken their son and/or daughter on dates to buy school supplies. I liked that idea. SO, last night, I had a big date -- with our son, Luke. Luke, in case you didn't know (and weren't able to figure it out based on the first paragraph of this post) is entering kindergarten in less than a month -- Sniff Sniff!
Luke's not one to branch out much with food. My only stipulation was that I wouldn't go to McDonald's. He picked "Subway". I was nice & let him have chocolate milk even (that's a treat).
After eating, I *made* him go here....
It wasn't for anything personal. His 6th birthday party is tomorrow night. We needed paper supplies. "Hobby Lobby" has quite a few options. But again, Luke is relatively low maintenance & ultimately picked out plain blue & green paper products. (The sun was in his eyes big time here, but I made him pose anyways -- Ha)!
Next, we headed to "Target". We were able to purchase most of his needed supplies.
Luke cracked me up. When we were standing in line to buy everything, he was too busy looking at flashlights & batteries in the check-out line. Yep -- that would describe typical Luke.
We had to make one quick trip to Wal-Mart to purchase a couple more supplies. Then, I treated Luke to a cookie at "Starbucks".
If you ask Luke if he's excited about kindergarten, he'll most likely tell you, "No -- I'm nervous". Honestly, I think he's being truthful with that statement. Luke doesn't particularly do change very well. I know he will do fine once the routine is in place, but I think the transition will require some patience on my part.
Last night, during our date, he & I had a conversation about how Jesus will help him with his nervousness if Luke lets Him. We talked about praying and asking Jesus to help him. So, Luke is doing just that. It's awfully sweet & very awesome to see Luke take his worries & concerns to Jesus!
AND, despite his nervousness, Luke has been pre-enjoying his new kindergarten backpack (which we bought in Colorado for him). The other day, he even wore it while vacuuming.
Finally, while Luke is praying for his nervousness, I'm praying not only for Luke's nervousness but also for this girl's adjustment to her brother being gone at school. She simply isn't the same without him (however, I know she will adjust just fine ultimately).